Mariners 1 | Astros 2
yet another ONE-run loss, Wade M threw a nice quality+ start but, McCullers all but shut down the M’s bat and oh, the wasted chances (lead-off triple in the first that doesn’t score and bases-loaded with no outs = no runs)
Mariners 2 | Astros 5
Tai had to come out of the game due to his previous foot injury, Monty filled in great but, bats were fairly non-existance
the story of this series was gettin’ ’em on, not gettin’ ’em in when it really counted . . .
FIVE fer THIRTY-THREE w/RISP 😦
and, to add insult to injury . . .
So, Adrian Sampson, called up to replace Wade Miley (who went on the DL earlier this month) didn’t get to make his second major leagues start, he experienced issues in his warm up in Detroit and now, is scheduled for elbow surgery 😦
tweets of the series . . .
On May 26, Mariners were 28-18 and led AL West by 1 1/2 games. Since then, 8-16 and now trail Texas by 9 1/2.
ON the MOUND
Good news: Tai’s first ever start in Fenway was great while it lasted
Bad news: lifted after only 88 pitches when the foot strain flared up again FIVE innings ~ SIX hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ THREE strikeouts
Bully . . .
} Vidal gave up a couple of singles and the tying run in the 6th
} Edwin gave up the ultimate winning run (solo shot to Betts) in the 7th
} Nick allowed a hit and a walk but, no runs – all too little, too late 😦
AT the PLATE
~ Only EIGHT total hits (and Guti’s solo shot the only one for extra-bases)
~ ZERO walks and TEN strikeouts – typically not a recipe for success
~ tip o’ the cap to Mr. Price
IN the FIELD
* a nice DP to get Ortiz w/TWO on to end the 3rd
* Nice throw by Chris to nail Betts (for the first time this season
* Ketel with a low liner snare with the bases loaded to end the 6th