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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

see-sawing to victory!

Mariners 6 | Astros 5

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The scoreboard in this one was a see-saw indeed!

0-3, 2-3, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5

with the ‘stros only scoring in the 5th and 7th and the M’s scoring in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th

ON the MOUND

Kikuchi’s see-saw started off on the upside: 4.1 innings of ZERO hits. Then, a couple of rough innings -5th and 7th- where he was sorta singled to death (including TWO of the 2-run variety). But, even though his final line wasn’t spectacular, good to see him get through SEVEN: 7IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-3SO

Way to go, Bully!

Steckenrider & Misiewicz combined for 2 innings of ONE hit, ZERO runs, walks and TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

and, oh that top o’ the order! Mitch + Ty + Kyle = SIX hits, FIVE RBI

  • Haniger extended his hitting streak to EIGHT games; recorded his 5th multi-hit game; has reached in all FOURTEEN!
  • Seager gets TWO in to take the team lead in RBI
  • White’s solo shot (his first of the season) tied it up in the 8th
  • France with a near homer had 2B in the 6th and got his FIRST career, game-winning hit!

IN the FIELD

  • TWO DPs for (involving France, Crawford and White but, in different order
  • ONE error (Moore)

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 . . .