g6 | what (another!) extra inning ride!

Mariners 8 | Athletics 7 (in 10)

roller coaster

Felix’s first road game of the season as well as his first as a 29 year-old was not very “Felix-like” . . .
FIVE innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ ONE strikeout
He left with tightness in his right quad (please, please, please, don’t be serious) and, in a VERY rare occurrence, the offense picked him up and he was actually still in line for the WIN going into the 9th . . . that is, until Nando, pitching with a FOUR run lead (so, not a save situation) gave up FOUR runs to send the game to extras and dash Felix’s rare chance to notch a come-from-behind victory 😦

} Danny and Charlie combined for THREE innings of scoreless relief w/TWO hits, NO walks and THREEE strikeouts
} Nando, Nando, Nando (reportedly in without a save opportunity due to BP workload) promptly gave up a a couple of walks and FOUR hits that when all is said and done equate to FOUR earned runs and a tie ball game.
} Thankfully, the ONE reliever they had left ~Yoervis~ came in and retired THREE straight A’s to earn the SAVE and Nando gets the WIN (in what world does that make sense?!?!)

Considering the M’s first base-runner didn’t come until Kyle reached on a fielding error in the 5th and their first and second hits didn’t come until the 6th (when they were already down THREE-zip) when Ack and Zu got back-to-back singles, they certainly made up for lost time nicely . . .
~ in the 6th, after being no-hit thru FIVE, they scored FOUR runs in the 6th (via sac fly, A’s fielding error and Kyle single)
~ in the 7th, with TWO on, Rickie delivered BIG TIME, with a THREE-run, pinch-hit homer (his first as a Mariner)

~ in the 10th, Nelson comes up HUGE with a TWO-out, solo shot that regained the lead for the M’s

some pretty spiffy DEE this afternoon . . .
* LoMo fielded a slow roller to Zu at home who was able to nail the runner at the plate

* Zu made a great catch of a foul ball and then was able to fire at Felix covering 1B who stretched to get the out to complete the 2-1 double-play!

* except in the 4th when the A’s scored TWO – a ball got by Austin in shallow center, a run scored and the batter got to 2B and then the A’s got a triple as Nelson fielded but wasn’t able to relay to 3B in time

tweets of the game . . .