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 . . .

headed to the break: 48-43 (and a new catcher in the system!)

Mariners 1 | Angles 7

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ON the MOUND

Santiago’s (last appearance for awhile?): 3IP-2H-1R-1ER-1BB-1SO

and then, a tale of two bullpens . . .

  • Chargois+Misiewicz+Swanson = 2.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-3SO
  • Ramirez+Middleton+Montero = 3.2IP-8H-6R-5ER-3BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

Ty hit a sac fly that scored JP in the 1st and that was the offensive highlight 😦

IN the FIELD

  • No errors (but a PB by Raliegh)
  • No DP’s

tweets of the game . . .

3 pitchers, 3 hits = shutout victory!!!

Mariners 2 | Angels 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen flexin’ his QS plus for the WIN: 7IP-3H-0R-0ER-2BB-6SO (has allowed ONE run or LESS in his EIGHT of his last TEN home starts)
  • Steckenrider strikes out the side in his inning of work for the HOLD
  • Sewald K’s Otahni and then gets a fly out and a ground out for the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Not a lot of O but, with pitching like above, who needs it?!?

  • Fraley with a fielder’s choice
  • Torrens with an RBI triple (his last triple was in 2017)

IN the FIELD

No errors, No DPs – just solid D (including Moore at 3B)

tweets of the game . . .

down early, lotta walks, Hanny-slam!

Mariners 7 | Angels 3

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ON the MOUND

Way to hang in, Marco!

After the Halos were “building a picket fence” thru THREE, he ended just shy of a QS: 5.2IP-7H-3R-3ER-1BB

and the BP just keeps keeping on –> Chargois+Misiewicz+Steckenrider+Graveman = 3.1 scoreless

AT the PLATE

  • only EIGHT total hits (but, only TWO players w/o a hit)
  • Crawford and Long each w/doubles
  • fairly key –> SIX walks – FOUR scored
  • the big blow, Haniger’s GRAND SLAM bottom 8th (he just happens to lead the lead in late inning RBI)

IN the FIELD

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

tweets of the game . . .

shutting out the Yanks on ONE hit . . .

Mariners 4 | Yankees 0

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ON the MOUND

Way to go, Logan!

SEVEN innings of shutout ball, only ONE hit, ZERO walks and EIGHT strikeouts!!!!!!!!

and, ho-hum, Sewald + Graveman = TWO innings, NO hits or walks and TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

All the Mariners runs were via the long ball: Seager and Haniger posted solo shots and Moore a TWO run homer

IN the FIELD

  • No errors
  • ONE DP (Seager-Moore-France)

tweets of the game . . .

rare struggle for YK = series loss to the Yanks

Mariners 4 | Yankees 5

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ON the MOUND

Kikuchi rare off-night: 5IP-8H-5R-5ER-3BB-5SO

the bp of Chargois+Middleton+Steckenrider+Seawald was it’s typical stellar self allowing only TWO hits over FOUR scoreless innings but, alas, too little, too late 😦

AT the PLATE

only THREE total hits but, FOUR runs, thanks to Murphy’s THREE run homer

the other run was via a wild pitch

IN the FIELD

No DPs

No errors

tweets of the game . . .