g13 | hits keep on comin’, starters keep on strugglin’

Mariners 5 | Astros 7

tired bear

Kuma’s struggles continue . . .
TWO doubles, TWO homers and only ONE 1-2-3 inning (the 3rd)
FIVE.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ THREE strikeouts

} Medina took over for Kuma in the 5th and promptly allowed an inherited runner to score an unearned runs via Kyle’s error and then a single to score another run
} Charlie was on it: fly out and strikeout to end the 6th (all tied AGAIN at FIVE) and then a strikeout in the 7th
} Danny wasn’t exactly Danny tonight: TWO quick outs to end the 7th but then, a lead-off homer in the 8th and a single and a double to score another making it 5-7 going into the bottom of the 8th
} Carson walked a man in the 9th but escaped damage with a couple of strikeouts and a ground out and still sports 0.00ERA

Ducks all OVER the pond early and, while they kept pace with the ‘stros, they should have had more when they had the chance . . .
~ Seth continues to impress: lead-off double in the 2nd and worked a NINE pitch walk in the 3rd
~ Robbie with TWO doubles and TWO runs scored
~ Brad with an RBI single in the 2nd (to tie the game at ONE)
~ Nellie with an RBI single in the 3rd (to tie the game at TWO) and an RBI double in the 5th (to tie the game at THREE)
~ Kyle with an RBI single in the 5th (to go ahead 4-3) and – a stolen base!
~ Middle of the order 6/12 with THREE RBI and FOUR runs scored
~ Zu with TWO K’s but a sac-fly RBI (to put the M’s ahead 5-3) and a walk (baby steps)
~ LoMo finally had a hit that had eyes 😉
~ To say Austin had a very rough night would be the understatement of the season: 0/5 w/THREE K’s

* Another error by the GG’er at 3B (TWO in TWO games – won’t happen often)
* Nice running basket catch by Cruz in the 7th
* nice DP to end the 8th (Robbie-Brad-LoMo)
* nice diving play to rob Houston of a lead-off base hit in the 9th

tweets of the game . . .