- nearly a FOUR-hour NINE-inning game
- a total of TWENTY runs on TWENTY-SIX hits (and the M’s TWO more of each!!)
- Tai struggles after being given a BIG lead
- Guti with a pinch-hit grand slam (the ultimate game-winner)
- two errors but, some sparkling DEE as well
ON the MOUND
Tai retired the side in order in the bottom of the 1st after being spotted that BIG lead in the top . . .
In the 2nd, the lead-off runner reached via an error by Kyle and a couple of singles later, the Tiggers were on the board. In the 3rd, a HPB pitch and a MOON shot (JD Martinez) brought them to within two. He bounced back a bit in the 4th with a 1-2-3 but, the 5th would be his undoing – a single and a homer gave the Tigers the lead (they’re just so potent!). A least it was good to see the control and the K’s but, that would be it for Tai . . .
FOUR.ONE innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ SIX runs ~ FIVE earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
} Dave, Tom, Joe and Nando combined for THREE.ONE innings and Joe was the only one not to give up a run
} thank heaven for Carson – and a FOUR-out save
AT the PLATE
Well, not often this team posts FOURTEEN hits and ELEVEN runs so, despite giving up NINE, we’ll take it!
~ Every starter but ONE (Ack) had at least ONE hit (and Ack did post an RBI)
~ THREE had multi-hit games (AJ, Kyle and Robbie)
~ first FIVE went 9/23, walked FOUR times, scored NINE runs and only struck out TWICE
~ Nellie hit his longest Mariners homer
~ BOTH pinch-hitters (Mark and Guti) got a hit – Guti’s came with a little rye bread and mustard!
IN the FIELD
A couple of unfortunate fielding errors (Kyle and AJ) but, they made up for it in other ways . . .
* Beimel with a pickoff
* a nice DP (Brad to LoMo) for the 1st and 2nd outs of a 1-2-3 6th for Tom
* Brad with a couple of REALLY nice plays at SS (even the Tigers’ announcers were gushing 😉 )
tweets of the game . . .
Yes INDEED, he’s comin’ ’round . . .
After all he’s been through – so, SO great to see ~ Guti, Guti, Good . . .