James’ start VERY encouraging.
The offense VERY frustrating.
ON the MOUND
So great to see James finally put up an outing just like we expected!
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ SEVEN strikeouts
Unfortunately, he got NO help from his OH
} Awesome that Carson already has a Mariners record . . .
} Dom started out great: retiring the first FOUR batters he faced (retired the side in order in the 9th and then got the lead off guy in the 10 to ground out). But, then a double, a walk and an Altuve LONG single that scored the winning run
AT the PLATE
SOOOOO many chances . . .
~ ELEVEN hits – ALL singles
~ FOUR walks (though none scored)
~ Only TWO innings out of TEN did the M’s have ZERO base-runners (6th and 7th)
~ BOTH runs scored in the 1st: THREE consecutive infield singles and a GDIP (Nellie) scored the first run and Kyle lined one of the few solid hits to drive in the second
~ AJ had THREE hits (and a steal)
~ top of the order went SEVEN for FOURTEEN w/TWO runs scored
~ Nellie had a rare 0-fer, Brad also 0-fer but, w/TWO walks
IN the FIELD
Brad had a nice defensive game, including a DP (Brad-Robbie-LoMo)
tweets of the game . . .