What a great story re: Jesus and Felix . . .
Jesus lost his mom back during Spring Training so, this was his first Mother’s Day without her. He was hoping to play during the weekend to honor her and the team went to Felix to get his input on which game he should catch (Felix’s or JA’s). Felix apparently did not hesitate – he said that Jesus wanted to honor his mom by playing on Mother’s Day so that’s what he was going to do. And, what a nice day he had! A single, a run scored, a great catch of a foul pop-up and catching Felix’s 2000th career K ❤
ON the MOUND
Felix being Felix . . .
he needed FIVE strikeouts for his 2000th career K so, of course, he got SIX 🙂
He wasn’t dominating today but, he did what he needed to do and, let’s face it, his “less than stellar stuff” is better than mosts actual stellar stuff.
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts
the bully does it again! (amazing how a solid performance from the starter carries over to the ‘pen 🙂 )
} Charlie with an efficient and effective 1-2-3 8th inning
} Nando got to shoot his own arrow today (despite making the 9th more interesting than it needed to be, allowing a one-out solo homer) racking up his NINTH save and preserving Felix’s SIXTH victory (first time Felix has been 6-0)
AT the PLATE
The bats couldn’t get much going early (no hits thru THREE and only FIVE total) but, they managed to do j u s t enough . . .
~ in the 4th, Rickie walked, Nellie singled (for the first Mariner hit) and then it was contagious: Kyle and Dustin both doubled (Dustin’s was with TWO outs and scored TWO runs!) and the M’s took the lead for keeps.
~ in the 5th they added on after Jesus singled (his first hit of the season), Seth doubled and Robbie hit a sac-fly to score Jesus
IN the FIELD
* once again, no DP’s be either team
* Jesus made a great over-the-railing catch of a foul ball in the 7th
tweets of the game . . .
my photos of the game . . .