The M’s are 2-0 in games Dad and I attend together 🙂
ON the MOUND
Kuma the Bear roared . . .
(and, apparently, he almost didn’t go – neck stiffness)
Not enough superlatives for this line, the only blemish being the solo shot in the 2nd
EIGHT innings ~ SIX hits ~ ONE earned run ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX strikeouts
AT the PLATE
Welcome to the THIRTEEN hit parade!
Though, I must qualify that it was a bit frustrating until the 5th, as they were gettin’ ’em on – it was that gettin’ ’em over and in that was a bit of an issue
~ Lead-off batter was aboard in FIVE innings and, at least ONE base-runner in each inning but the 6th
~ Ranger Killer Kyle was FOUR for FOUR w/TWO doubles and THREE rbi – his only faux pas was getting caught stealing via a strike ’em out (Mike) right before Dustin doubled
~ Endy, Dustin and Willie each had TWO hits (Endy and Dustin ONE double apiece)
~ Apparently, LoMo had a little incident in the dugout with a bat and John, for the first time in his major league career, came in to play 1B (see IN the FIELD). John had a single in the 8th and was lifted for PR Cole who was able to score on Kyle’s second double of the game (Robbie and Endy scored on his first)
IN the FIELD
The defense was sparkling today . . .
* Kyle with a great back-handed snare for the second out of the 2nd (next came the homer for their only run)
* Zu with an awesome throw to Brad to nail a runner trying to steal 2B
* Kuma deserves kudos his DEE as well as his pitching – part of FIVE put outs
* And, how ’bout John at 1B?!? he got just some action (couple of throws from Kyle, one unassisted out and a couple of tosses to Kuma at the bag)
tweets of the game . . .