salvage with a flair!

I forgot the game would be on early today and, by the time I turned it on, it was the start of the bottom of the 9th with the score 1-0 ~ honestly, I almost turned it back off (superstition runs deep πŸ˜‰ ) but, I’m glad I didn’t!

Mariners 1 | Astros 0

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ON the MOUND

Way to go, Kikuchi!

Good things happen when you keep it low (groundout-flyout = 11-2) – the SEVEN K’s didn’t hurt either πŸ˜‰

through SIX he’d only given up a walk, then in the 7th a lead-off walk and a two-out double but, retired the next two batters in order: 7IP-1H-0R-0ER-1BB-7SO

AT the PLATE

Trammell’s homer accounted for the M’s lone run (Seager had a double)

IN the FIELD

  • ONE DP (Crawford-White)
  • couple of awesome catches – by the difference makers in the game: Kikuchi in the 7th and Trammell in the 9th

tweets of the game . . .

in Houston, we’re having a problem . . .

Mariners 5 | Astros 7

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ON the MOUND

  • Dunn: 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-2BB-2SO
  • Sadler+Middleton+Montero+Vest = 2.1IP-4H-4R-2ER-1BB-1SO
  • take out Montero, who recorded the blown save, and you have 1H-0R-0ER-1BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Astros only had ONE more total hit (and only ONE for extra base)

the M’s were crazy with the extra-base hits again – but, ‘t wasn’t enough 😦

  • THREE doubles: Seager, Torrens, Crawford
  • TWO homers: Torrens, Lewis

IN the FIELD

ONE error (White)

tweets of the game . . .

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Mariners 0 | Astros 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Gonzales did his part: 6IP-5H-2R-2ER-3BB-4SO
  • so did the bully: Graveman + Misiewicz = 2IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

BUT – nothing to see here 😦 only TWO total hits and ONE double (Seager)

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Crawford-Marmolejos)

tweets of the game . . .

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Mariners 2 | Astros 5

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield gave up a 2-run double in the 1st then got singled to death = 5.1IP-12H-5R-4ER-1BB-4SO
  • Vest + Dugger = 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Kyles both checking in w/homers (Lewis’s first) unfortunately, both solo shots

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (Seager)
  • TWO DPs (Sheffield-Moore-White; Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .

a 4-game split vs RS in Fenway? we’ll take it!

Mariners 3 | Red Sox 5

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ON the MOUND

oh those base on balls . . .

  • a start that Margevicius would like to forget (only recorded ONE out) .1IP-2H-4R-4ER-4BB-1SO
  • the ‘pen of Steckenrider+Sadler+Newsome did an admirable job: 7.2IP-3-1R-1ER-3BB-5SO (Newsome went FOUR)

AT the PLATE

seems like the yield should have been more than THREE runs . . .

  • only SIX total hits
  • but, FIVE doubles
  • ONE walk

IN the FIELD

  • outfield assist (Haggerty)
  • TWO DPs (Crawford-France-White; Seager-France-White)

tweets of the game . . .

quadrupalin’ up @ Fenway!

Mariners 8 | Red Sox 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen flexin’: 7IP-4H-1R-1ER-1BB-7SO

not too shabby, especially since the RS practically lead the world in every offensive category

  • Middleton + Vest = 2IP-2H-1R-1ER-0BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

  • as Haniger cools down, Kyle heats up, France re-bounding nicely after his HBP several days ago – and what about Haggerty?!?
  • multi-hit games for France + Seager + White + Haggerty = 11H and 6RBI
  • Seagar just a HR shy of the cycle (though, he had one in his last at bat in the previous game) but, Haggerty’s homer in the 8th has the M’s with at least ONE homer in 13 of their last 15 games

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

  • TWO DPs (Flexen-Crawford-White; Seager-France-White)
  • Haggerty w/a SB

tweets of the game . . .

aaaaahl-most!

Mariners 5 | Red Sox 6

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ON the MOUND

  • Kikuchi’s definitely seen better days 😦 4.2IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-1SO
  • Steckenrider + Newsome = 3.1IP-5H-1R-0ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

lots a hits (11) but, runs were few and far between until Seager’s 9th inning THREE-run shot that brought them to within ONE. Good to see the other Kyle rounding into form with a single and a double.

IN the FIELD

  • ONE DP (Seager-Moore-White)
  • Moore with his FOURTH SB

tweets of the game . . .

fun at fenway :-)

Mariners 7 | Red Sox 3

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ON the MOUND

Dunn threw WAY too many pitches but, he kept ’em in it! 5IP-6H-2R-2ER-1BB-6SO

the usual STELLAR ‘pen combined for: 5IP-1H-1R-1ER-1BB-5SO

  • Vest allowed the walk
  • Sadler gave up the hits and the run
  • Graveman, Montero and Misiewicz all recorded clean sheets
  • Montero got the W

AT the PLATE

the O made the most of what they got ~ which was not much till the 6th inning πŸ˜‰

  • only THREE hits but, TWO doubles (France and Haggerty) and a homer (Haniger)
  • 3 for 6 w/RISP
  • only THREE left on base

(contrast to the RedSox – EIGHT hits but, 1 for 11 w/RISP and NINE left on base)

Nice to see . . .

  • Ty come back (after the nasty HBP in the first Dodger game) tying it up in the 6th
  • JP with a sac-fly to re-tie it in the 8th
  • Mitch being Mitch – lots of insurance w/a THREE-run bomb in the 10th

Sam is going to quickly become a fan favorite if he keeps making the most of his opportunities!

  • 8th inning = steals 2B and scores on a sac-fly to tie the game (again)
  • 10th inning = RBI double to give the M’s the lead

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

Sam SB; no DP’s (but TWO turned against them)

tweets of the game . . .

doubled-up the O’s in the double-header sweep!

Mariners 2 | Orioles 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Nice line for Dunn’s first WIN –> 5IP-2H-1R-1ER-2BB-6SO
  • Vest + Middleton for the HOLD and the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Moore and Haniger w/solo shots for the only M’s runs – but, j u s t enough!

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Vest-Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

Let’s play TWO – again!

Mariners 4 | Orioles 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Gonzales just shy of a quality start but, enough for the victory: 5IP-3H-2R-2ER-2BB-5SO
  • Montero and Graveman with the HOLD and SAVE respectively

AT the PLATE

Haniger and Crawford power show . . .

  • Mitch w/TWO-run homer
  • JP w/TWO-run double

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

  • DP = Crawford-Moore-White
  • SB = Trammell and Haggerty

tweets of the game . . .