This one was special for a myriad of reasons . . .
- not only a series win – but a FOUR-GAME SERIES SWEEP
- not only another walk-off victory (the third of the series) – but a WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM
- not only Father’s Day at the ballpark – but Father’s Day at the BALLPARK w/MY DAD
- not only a game I was able to attend in person – but, was part of RECORD ATTENDANCE (since COVID)
it was REALLY cool that, finally, it felt like a real game again (complete w/chants and and cheers and boos; robust renditions of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and lots of “Louie-Louie” dancers)
Mariners 6 | Rays 2
ON the MOUND
- Marco getting back to form: 6.1IP-5H-2R-2ER-3B-6SO
- and, oh that ‘pen! (Misiewiicz+Sewald+Steckenrider+Montero): 3.2IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-6SO
AT the PLATE
making the most of SIX hits . . .
- THREE homers: solo shots by Torrens and France; grand salami (and the game-winner!) by Long, Jr.
- somehow fought though ELEVEN strikeouts
- hitting streaks extended: Bauers (9), France (9) Crawford (8)
IN the FIELD
TWO DP’s (Crawford-Moore-France; France-Crawford-France)
tweets of the game . . .