Houston, you had a problem!

Mariners 11 | Astros 8

wOw!!!

What a game!

Unfortunately, I had to be up VERY early for an appointment on Tuesday so, went to bed around the 6th inning (after the M’s had gotten to within two). I was listening via my phone and dosed off for bit until Rick’s ecstatic call of Dylan’s “GRAND SALAMI!” jolted me from my slumber – needless to say, I stayed awake for the duration and then some (‘t was worth it!!!)

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ON the MOUND

McCaughan’s first big league start certainly didn’t go as planned: 4IP-8H-7R-7ER-1BB-2SO

That 1st inning was p a i n f u l but, the encouraging thing is that he sucked it up and got through the next TWO scoreless and, after a leadoff homer in the 4th, was able to get through his last inning w/o further damage. Hopefully, in the spirit of “what doesn’t kill ya makes ya stronger” he learned a lot. No question that Darren will forever be connected to one of the greatest Mariners comeback victories of all time 🙂

  • Middleton gave up ONE run in his inning of work (5th)
  • the rest of the bullpen (Swanson+Graveman+Sewald) did what they do w/regularity: FOUR innings of hitless/scoreless relief ❤

AT the PLATE

single digit hits, double digit runs . . .

  • Raleigh: THREE run double
  • Seager: THREE run homer
  • Long: ONE run single
  • and, of course, the “awakening” of Moore’s GRAND SLAM 🙂

IN the FIELD

Crawford w/a PO

tweets of the game . . .

all it takes is “one more run” ~ the M’s are proving the master of such!

Mariners 4 | Athletics 3

TWENTY THREE – EIGHT in ONE run games ❤

45-13 when scoring FOUR runs or more 🙂

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco threw a ton of pitches but, got the W and was just shy of a QS: 5.2IP-5H-2R-2ER-2BB-4SO
  • Chargois+Sadler+Misiewicz+Steckenrider THREE innings w/just a solo shot (off Sadler)

the bullpen is freakin’ amazing!!!

AT the PLATE

only SEVEN total hits, NONE for extra-bases, all RBIs came on singles w/TWO out in the 3rd

Crawford 1B, Haniger BB, France HBP, Seager 1B, Torrens1B, Murphy1B

IN the FIELD

Beautiful outfield assist by Bauers was key in the 9th

tweets of the game . . .

the wildness continues . . .

Mariners 5 | Athletics 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert struggle tonight: 2.2IP-5H-3R-3ER-1BB-5SO
  • FIVE relievers combined for 5.1 scoreless innings (Steckenrider gave up a rare run)

AT the PLATE

only SEVEN total hits and kinda the “Mitch Show” . . .

  • France singled, scoring Mitch in the 1st
  • Mitch hit a solo shot in the 3rd
  • Mitch hit a 2-run homer in the 5th
  • Mitch at the plate when another A’s reliever uncorks another WP and Kelenic scores the walk-off run

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (Crawford)
  • ONE DP (Crawford-Moore-France)

tweets of the game . . .

Kikuchi K’s TWELVE; offense takes advantage…

Mariners 4 | Athletics 3

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ON the MOUND

  • have a night, Kikuchi: 6IP-6H-3R-3ER-1BB-TWELVE k’s
  • Swanson+Sewald+Graveman combine for SCORELESS relief

AT the PLATE

Back-to-back homers by Raleigh (2-run shot, first big league homer!) and Torrens

A’s provided a bit of a gift with all the wild pitches in the 7th but, hey, you still gotta capitalize and that’s exactly what Moore did (single, steal 2B, advance on a WP, score on a WP)

IN the FIELD

DP (Kikuchi-Crawford-Torrens)

tweets of the game . . .

solo shot not cuttin’ it . . .

Mariners 1 | Athletics 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen is human afterall: 5.1IP-6H-2R-2ER-2BB-1SO
  • Chargois+Steckenrider+Misiecwicz = doing their scoreless thing but, Montero? not so much 😦

AT the PLATE

Murphy’s solo shot was all he wrote. . .

IN the FIELD

  • No errors
  • No DPs

tweets of the game . . .

splittin’ w/the Rocks

Mariners 3 | Rockies 6

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tweets of the game . . .

M’s hit high water mark at mile high . . .

Mariners 6 | Rockies 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco shy of QS but, enough for the W: 5IP-6H-2R-2ER-3BB-3SO
  • Chargios+Steckenrider+Graveman: each with a scoreless frame (Graveman w/the S)
  • Sewald gave up a rare couple of runs

AT the PLATE

TEN total hits and the RBI came TWO at a time . . .

  • Moore w/a 2-run homer
  • Raleigh w/a 2-run double (his first major hit was a single, then this double recorded his first big league RBIs)
  • France w/a 2-run double

IN the FIELD

  • DP (Crawford-Moore-France)
  • OF assist by Long

tweets of the game . . .

and TWO makes a series victory!

Mariners 7 | Angels 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert continues to impress: 5.2IP-4H-2R-2ER-2BB-9SO
  • Chargois+Misiewicz+Steckenrider = 2.2 scoreless innings
  • Sewald gave up RARE runs (two in the 9th) but, luckily, the M’s had a nice cushion

AT the PLATE

  • EIGHT total hits
  • TWO homers (Torrens solo shot; France a 3-run bomb)
  • Murphy had a bases-loaded walk
  • France scored on a throwing error in the 1st

IN the FIELD

  • no DPs
  • no errors

tweets of the game . . .

too little, too late . . .

Mariners 4 | Angels 9

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ON the MOUND

  • not Kikuchi’s night: 5IP-9H-7R-7ER-1BB-7SO
  • Swanson and Middleton each with a scoreless frame
  • Montero gives up TWO in the 8th

AT the PLATE

despite double-digit hits (TEN) . . .

Mitch the only one making ’em count – he had all FOUR RBI (sac fly in the 5th, 3-run homer in the 9th)

IN the FIELD

  • No DP’s
  • No errors
  • another PB for Raliegh

tweets of the game . . .

whew! a l m o s t let that one get away . . .

Mariners 6 | Angels 5

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FUN M’s FACTS

  • 20-8 in ONE run games
  • 40-13 when scoring FOUR or more runs
  • 13-4 when Flexen starts

ON the MOUND

Flexen still flexin’: 7IP-6H-1R-1ER-1BB-2SO

Graveman with a rare struggle – giving up THREE runs in the 9th (the total amount he’d given up through April, May and June) yet he still has a sub-ONE ERA

AT the PLATE

TWELVE total hits . . .

  • all but TWO batters had at least ONE hit
  • FOUR w/multiple hits (Haniger, France, Seager, Moore)
  • TWO 2-run homers (Seager, Haniger)
  • TWO doubles (Haniger, Moore)
  • TWO RBI singes (Torrens, France)

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (Moore, Crawford)
  • ONE DP (Moore-Crawford-France)

tweets of the game . . .