oh, no. a no-no . . .

Mariners 0 | Orioles 6

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ON the MOUND

  • stellar QS for Kikuchi = 7IP-5H-3R-3ER-1BB-7SO
  • Fletcher was the first BP struggle in awhile = 1IP-3H-3R-3ER-BB-0SO
  • Newsome had a clean inning w/TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y. NOTHING to see here (ZERO hits – ZERO walks)

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

Haggerty an OF assist and a CS

tweets of the game . . .

Kyle + Kyle = “O” show . . .

Mariners 5 | Orioles 2

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ON the MOUND

oh, those BaseOnBalls . . .

  • Dunn = 5.1IP -3H-1R-1ER-4BB-6SO
  • Graveman+Montero+Middleton+Dugger = 3.2IP-4H-1R-1ER-2BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

M’s had ONE less hit and TWO less walks but, in the only category that matters, ONE more run

  • the Kyles each w/homers: Seager a solo shot and Lewis with a THREE-run shot!
  • Seager also w/a sac-fly to score Haggerty

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

No DPs or errors; ONE Cs (Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

O’s stifle the “O”

Mariners 3 | Orioles 5

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ON the MOUND

the “bullpen” game went well until it the actual normal part of the game for the pen . . .

all FIVE runs given up in the 8th (Misiewicz and Mills each gave up TWO runs)

AT the PLATE

Only THREE total hits . . .

all THREE runs via homers: Hanigar w/2-run shot; Murphy w/a solo shot

IN the FIELD

no DPs; no errors

tweets of the game . . .

shut out!

Mariners 2 | Angels 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield = 6IP-2H-0R-0ER-3BB-4SO
  • Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3IP-3H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the only O and RBI single from Moore and a sac-fly from Mitch – luckily, that was enough

IN the FIELD

THREE DPs (Moore-Crawford-France; Crawford-Moore-France; Crawford-Seager-France)

tweets of the game . . .

Halos double up . . .

Mariners 5 | Angels 10

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ON the MOUND

  • not Newsome’s night 😦 2IP-7H-8R-8ER-2BB-1SO
  • great job by the pen (AGAIN!) just too big of a hole early: Dubber+Middleton+Mills+Tapia = 7IP-6H-2R-2ER-4SO

AT the PLATE

tried to play comeback kids (FOUR of their FIVE runs were in the last two innings)

  • not a batter w/multiple hits but, Haniger and Moore each w/TWO RBI
  • Crawford an RBI double and Haniger a TWO-run homer

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (Murphy, Seager)
  • TWO DPs (Seager-Moore-France)

tweets of the game . . .

walkin’, stealin’, extra-basin’ for the WIN!

Mariners 7 | Angles 4

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ON the MOUND

apparently, the Halos are rather difficult to strike out but, also don’t walk much . . .

  • Flexen too many pitches for the chance at the W: 4IP-4H3R-3ER-1BB-0SO
  • once again, awesome pen: Steckerider+Sadler+Misiewicz+Montero = 5IP-2H-1R-1ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

and, despite the M’s ELEVEN K’s – they prevailed!

  • Haniger, Moore and Murphy all w/homers (all solo shots)
  • back-to-back RBI doubles in the 8th Crawford (after Haggerty reached on an error and then stole 2B

IN the FIELD and ON THE BASES

  • Moore and Haggerty with SBs
  • No DPs

tweets of the game . . .

don’t blink!

Mariners 0 | Dogers 1

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ON the MOUND

M’s pitchers bent but didn’t break: 10 Dogers left on base . . .

  • super start by Gonzales –> 7IP-2H-1R-1ER-1BB-6SO
  • Sadler + Middleton = 2IP-0H-0R-0ER-3BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

too much Urias – he K’d ELEVEN M’s (and their bully added THREE more)

Mitch w/the only hit (a single in the third)

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

  • Dylan w/ ANOTHER spectacular grab
  • ONE DP (Sadler-Moore-White)
  • Dylan w/a SB

tweets of the game . . .

d! d! d!

Mariners 4 | Dogers 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield with a l m o s t a quality start –> 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-3BB-6SO
  • usual stellar bully –> Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-1BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

#4 and #7 combine for all FOUR Mariner runs

  • Marmolejos w/ a homer (114.1 MPH, no less!) and a double
  • Trammell with a homer (accounting for all FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

but, oh that “D” – warms my heart

Mitch slides ~ Evan dives ~ Dylan leaps for a rocket

tweets of the game . . .

the weather and the win ~in person~ doesn’t get any better!

Mariners 7 | Astros 2

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When I made the choice several years ago to move to the southern most island in Puget Sound, I knew I attending games would be more of a challenge but, I still managed to get to every Opening Day as well as a handful of day games each season since moving. Then came 2020 and that little thing called a global pandemic – my only appearance at T-Mobile Park last season, like many fans, was as a cardboard cutout. I wasn’t able to make it to Opening Day this year so, today was my first time back at the ballpark since the middle of the 2019 season . . .

AND. IT. FELT. SO. GOOD!

Back at the ballpark!
#StayingSafe

ON the MOUND

  • Margevicius left with an apparent injury (thankfully, later it was determined to be minor) 4IP-1H-2R-1ER-1BB-3SO
  • And then came the ‘pen – what a performance . . .
  • Newsome + Sadler + Misiewicz + Montero + Steckenrider = 4IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

Once again, the top of the lineup power on full display!

Haniger and France combined for 6RBI (both had doubles, Mitch also a triple, Ty also a homer)

IN the FIELD

the only blemishes –> Seager’s TWO errors and Murphy’s ONE

tweets of the game . . .

at least it was quick . . .

Mariners 0 | Astros 1

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ON the MOUND

Flexen -> 10IP-1R-1ER-0BB-3SO ~ to bad he was matched up against Greinke (who, apparently, still has it)

Bully of Sadler + Vest + Middleton = 3IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

Well, gotta tip your cap to Greinke . . .

only FOUR hits -all singles- and not a single walk!

Haniger’s hit streak comes to an end at EIGHT (and his on base streak at 14)

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .