g7 | first TWO were charmed, third straight, extra-inning game not so much

extras
For the third time in as many games, the M’s took the game to extras on the road. Unfortunately, third time was NOT the charm, despite an early 4-0 lead and hitting FOUR homers. Still a lot to be encouraged about: the power is coming alive from multiple bats, the DEE is still strong and I have a feeling the pitching will get stronger as we go along. Plus, the Dodgers are no weak sisters!

ON the MOUND
James had a bit of a rough go in the middle innings (to say the least) BUT, good to see him hang in and finish strong, retiring the last FOUR batters he faced . . .
SIX.ONE innings ~ SIX hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ SIX strikeouts

Despite depletion (Tom on 15-day DL, Danny and Nando not available) the BP ALMOST muddled through . . .
} Charlie and Carson each got an out in the 7th
} Dominic (up to replace Tom) posted scoreless 8th and 9th but only recorded ONE out before loading the bases
} Tyler struck out the first batter he faced (Crawford) but then allowed the game-winning hit – valiant effort, good experience

AT the PLATE
bringing the BOOM – only ____ hits but, FOUR were homers . . .
~ Nellie with TWO (fourth, third in as many games)

~ Kyle with ONE (second)
~ Ack with ONE (third)
The bad news is the FIFTEEN K’s

IN the FIELD
* Kyle with an awesome diving stop and strong throw to 1B for the first out of the 2nd
* nice knee-high basket catch after coming in for the 8th
* smooth put out by LoMo to Dominic covering 1B for the second out of the 8th

tweets of the game . . .

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