g101 | woe is OH . . .

Mariners 2 | Mets 3

This one followed the series theme of very little offense but, for the second straight game, the Mets had just enough more.

Taijuan, fresh off the DL, had a rather rocky start in terms of control as his FOUR-pitch walk to start the game proved to be an omen for the rest of the game . . .
he took 94 pitches to get through five innings – hopefully, he’s continuing to learn on the job (though that job will continue in Tacoma as he was optioned back to AAA immediately after the game)
FIVE innings ~ TWO hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ SIX walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Dom allowed a couple of runs (one inherited) in his 1.1 inning
} Joe and Danny combined for TWO.TWO with TWO strikeouts

Once again, despite Tai’s control issues, overall the pitching was not the issue.

Tip o’ the Cap to Mr. Colon – he was PERFECT through SIX . . .
~ thankfully, Robbie singled in the 7th
~ the M’s mounted a bit of a rally in the 8th, scoring their only TWO runs via a walk (Corey), a single (Dustin) a double (Brad) and a ground out (Willie).
~ They had a chance in the 9th w/TWO on and TWO out but, LoMo struck out

a nice DP but, a not-so-nice attempt in the OF by JJ – that allowed a run to score in the 6th

tweets of the game . . .