g29 | the bully and the bullet

Mariners 4 | Athletics 3 (in 11)


Yes, the bullpen finally showed it’s SPECTACULAR self and LoMo redeemed himself by launching a bullet to win it in the 11th (a shot which I called, by the way, when I noticed from my perch in section 331 after he made the error in the top of the inning that he would be the first batter up in the bottom of the 11th)

Tai threw a lot of pitches early (so did Gray – at one point they were neck ‘n’ neck, each having given up a double, a walk and were 50/50 balls and strikes) but, with all those pitches came a lot of K’s
FIVE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ SIX strikeouts 

Extreme kudos to the ‘pen – definitely more like the one we know and LOVE!
} Joe, Danny, Charlie, Mark, Nando and Carson combined for . . . 
SIX innings ~ ONE hit ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts 
} Carson pitched TWO full, recording THREE of the K’s and was rewarded with the win

Nice to see . . .
~ TEN hits
~ FOUR for extra bases
~ THREE doubles (Brad, Robbie and Kyle – all in the right field corner, TWO in the same inning accounting for TWO of the runs and tying the game!)
~ LoMo’s hard hit balls starting be of the “drop” variety as opposed to the “at-em” variety. He had the FIRST RBI (single to score Kyle) and the LAST RBI (the walk-off homer)

OK, it wasn’t ALL rosy . . .
~ they did strikeout FIFTEEN times
~ and, poor Zu with the Golden Sombrero 😦

Defense displayed the gamut tonight . . .
* Nellie and LoMo both charged with fielding errors
* Kyle with an awesome basket catch of a foul ball – didn’t think there was any way he could get to it

* Robbie had a great diving catch of a low liner for the second out in the 10th

tweets of the game . . . 

my photos of the game . . .