ON the MOUND
Erasmo cruised through FOUR (including inducing TWO DP’s) . . .
FOUR.ONE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ TWO strikeouts
but, something about the pop-up, HBP and single to start the 5th didn’t sit right with Lloyd so, after only 66 pitches, he pulled him in favor of Dom – who promptly induced the M’s 3rd double-play to end the inning
} Dom went on to pitch ONE.TWO scoreless, including a pick off and, ultimately, get the W
} Tom gave up a solo shot in the 8th but, retired all SIX other batters he faced
} Nando induced TWO ground balls that found holes and the WS had TWO on w/NO out in the 9th . . .
he hit a batter and gave up another single but, NO runs and end up striking out the side, to earn his 33rd save and preserve the M’s 62nd victory
AT the PLATE
Not hard to pick the PoG today: Austin drove in ALL FOUR runs . . .
~ TWO-run double in the 2nd and an RBI single in the 7th
~ all FOUR runs were scored by batters 7, 8, 9
~ batters 2 – 4 went 0’fer but, good to see both Chrises w/ TWO hits each – Chris T extended his streak of at least ONE hit in each of his (now 12) starts (granted, one of his hits today was a ‘sun double’ – but, we’ll take it!)
IN the FIELD
* THREE more DP’s turn for the M’s (and TWO turned against them)
* Dustin makes all THREE put-outs in the 8th
tweets of the game . . .