g63 | follow the yellow-brick road . . .

Wait . . . isn’t that supposed to lead to the Emerald City?!?
With an overall record of 34-29 the M’s have logged some quirky numbers . . .
~ they have played 34 road games (their total number of wins) posting a 20-14 record
~ they have played 29 home games (their total number of losses) posting a 14-15 record

yellowbrick road



In any case, we’ll take a 7-game road trip like they just completed anytime!
6-1 record ~ outscored opponents 34-15 ~ struckout 68 batters ~ tossed 3 shutouts



Mariners 3 | Rays 0

Unfortunately, I’m sensing a pattern here ~ when Erasmo pitches, bullpen get ready . . .
He didn’t allow any runs in his FOUR plus innings but, walking FIVE batters (and a tightrope) isn’t exactly going to inspire confidence. Here’s hoping Taijuan and/or James are ready soon!
FOUR.TWO innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ZERO earned runs ~ FIVE walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Joe, Dom, Danny and Nando combined for the other FOUR.ONE scoreless innings, allowing only ONE hit and ONE walk and striking out another FOUR batters (Nando got to shoot the arrow for the 18th time)

Focus on THREE as all THREE runs of the game were scored in the THIRD inning . . .
~ All but THREE of their SEVEN hits occured in the THIRD inning
~ where they hit THREE singles: Joe, Willie, James (his of the bunt variety to load the bases)
~ followed by a Robbie TWO-run double
~ and a Stefan RBI ground out and wha-la! THREE run lead (that would stick)

* Only ONE double-play in the game (Robbie to Willie) but it ended the TWO on ONE out threat in the 7th
* James made a nice running catch in LCF

tweets of the game . . .