June Recap

of fantastic performances, brawling bedlam, road warriors and inching toward .500 . . .

  • June overall: 16-13
  • home: 6-9
  • road: 10-4
  • one-run: 7-4
  • 5 straight wins from June 21-25

ON the MOUND

  • June staff: 3.32ERA (5th in AL)
  • Relievers: ERA: 3.34, holding batters to a .184 average (2nd in AL)

Standout Arms

  • Robbie: 2-1 w/a 2.19ERA (37IP-37K-13BB) – he went SEVEN innings w/ONE run or less THREE times
  • Logan: 3-1 w/a 3.28ERA (35.2IP-32K-8BB) – the M’s were 5-1 in games he started in June

AT the PLATE

  • Slash line (.225/.316/.378/.693) went down across the board from April and May
  • Runs (113) and RBI (105) went up slightly

Standout Bats

  • Julio won AL Rookie of the Month (again!!) he posted .280/.361/542 w/TWENTY-TWO runs, SEVEN doubles, SEVEN homers, SIXTEEN RBI, TEN BB, FIVE for FIVE in SB
  • Jesse posted .277/.424/.892 w/ELEVEN runs, FOUR homers, FOURTEEN RBI and his TWENTY-THREE walks led the majors
  • Cal posted .250/.337/.588 w/TEN runs, SEVEN doubles, ONE triple, SIX homers, FOURTEEN RBI and TEN BB
  • Ty had his June cut short, placed on the DL June 25th but, to that point had been among the top 2Bmen w/.316BA, TEN homers, FORTY-FIVE RBI – and finished SECOND in All Star voting
  • Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers on June 21st in Oakland: Julio-Jesse-Eugenio (4th time in franchise history – THREE of those vs the A’s)

just a little dust up vs the Hated Halos . . .

Suspensions

  • Jesse 7 games, reduced to 6 (will start w/Padres series)
  • JP 5 games, reduced to 4 (will serve all FOUR vs A’s)
  • Julio 2 games – TBD

M*A*S*H*

  • Kyle Lewis 7-day DL
  • Ty France 10-day DL
  • Tayor Trammell 10-day DL
  • Luis Torrens 10-day DL
  • Casey Sadler 60-day DL
  • Mitch Hanigar 60-day DL
  • Evan White 60-day DL
  • Tom Murphy 60-day DL

g5 | Brash’s debut

Mariners 2 | White Sox 3

Coming off a split vs the Twins . . .

M’s won the first two games in Minny by one run; lost the next two via one blowout and one shutout. Offense is definitely off to a slow start so, let’s focus on the good, like the new kid on-the-mound today – making his big league debut for the M’s in the Chicago home opener . . .

Matt Brash –> 5.1IP-4H-2ER-6K

there was at least ONE bright spot at the plate – Suarez’s first homer as a Mariner . . .

g1 | startin’ off right!

Mariners 2 | Twins 1

Pitchin’ and Defense . . .

  • Robbie Ray w/a solid M’s debut ~ 7IP-3H-1ER-4BB-5K
  • Cal was great behind the plate
  • lovely to see TWO double-plays
  • and, Julio’s game-winning catch in the 9th – whew!

They scored early but, not often . . .

#HannyHomer in the 1st plated Ty who was HBP (of course!) in his first AB for their only runs

They got a lot ON but, not a lot IN . . .

SEVEN walks but, only FIVE hits and 0/8 w/RISP

Some shades of last season . . .

  • M’s were involved in 53 one-run games (33W-19L) – here they go again ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Ty was tied w/Canha for the lead league in HBP (27) – his first AB = HBP

Welcome Back, Baseball!

it always starts w/Dave โค . . .

the LINEUP . . .

intra-Seattle best wishes . . .

and, if Opening Day wasn’t exciting enough – how cool was THIS news to wake up to?!?!?

PLAY BALL!!!

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

Mariners 1 | Angles 7

boxscore

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

IN the FIELD

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

tweets of the game . . .

first inning blues . . .

Mariners 3 | Tigers 5

boxscore

ON the MOUND

  • been better days for Marco: 4IP-5H-4R-4ER-1BB-2SO
  • Rios+Vest+Santiago combined for just ONE run

AT the PLATE

  • total of EIGHT hits – only TWO for extra bases (Long, Trammell)
  • only ONE RBI (from Trammell’s double) as one run w/via and error and one via a GDP

IN the FIELD

Walton w a fielding error

tweets of the game . . .

COVID IL decimates bullpen; Padres bats decimate what’s left of M’s pitching

Mariners 1 | Padres 16

boxscore

not gonna lie . . .

I’m extremely disappointed in the Mariners (and MLB in general) regarding vaccine protocol. It is grossly unfair to the players and coaches who are vaccinated when those who aren’t get exposed and have to undergo the COVID quarantine. What happened to one for all, all for one? OR, taking one for the team? The bullpen was the one bright spot so far this season and now they are down FOUR arms for at least TEN days.

ON the MOUND

  • rare, HUGE struggle for Flexen (on a night where he REALLY needed to go l o n g) 1.2IP-10H-8R-8ER-1BB-2SO
  • new guys (Mills, Ramirez, Fetcher) were thrown into the fire and go badly burned –> for EIGHT runs

AT the PLATE

  • only FOUR total hits
  • only ONE for extra bases (Haniger double)
  • only ONE run (Seager RBI single in the 1st)

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Walton-Crawford-Nottingham)

tweets of the game . . .

lots of firsts in one swing!

Mariners 7 | Indians 3

boxscore

ON the MOUND

  • interesting line for Flexen ~w/zero K’s but enough for the W~ 5.2IP-5H-1R-1ER-1BB-0SO
  • Graveman + Swanson, nice combo of: 2.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-1S0
  • then Chargois had a rough go (hbp, homer, double)
  • so, Montero came in for the last out (groundout) and the S

AT the PLATE

nice to see the bats come alive ~ their TEN hits was the first double-digit performance since Texas and included THREE homers (Kelenic, Seager, Haniger) and THREE doubles (Kelenic, Moore, Haggerty)

very fun to see “the new guy” contributing big time! (in only his second game!)

  • his first major league hit was also his first homer and accounted for his first (TWO) RBI
  • his first double in the bigs accounted for his THIRD RBI

IN the FIELD and ON THE BASES

  • TWO DP’s turned (Crawford-Marmolejos-Moore; Crawford-Marmolejos)
  • Moore with another SB (tied for third in the AL)
  • Marmolejos with TWO errors

tweets of the game . . .

nothing but bad news right before the game ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

but, then a LOT of good stuff during the game ๐Ÿ™‚

of debuts, rollercoasters and chances . . .

Mariners 2 | Indians 4

boxscore

looking at the K’s and BB’s – you’d think the outcome was different . . .

  • M’s only struck out THREE times and walked SIX
  • Tribe struck out ELEVEN times and walked ZERO

ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert’s debut, not too bad –> 4.0IP-5H-4R-4ER-0BB-5SO (pitches 71/52)
  • bullpen back to form and then some –> 5IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-6SO (Steckenrider, Dugger, Swanson)

AT the PLATE

  • NO hits until JP’s single in the 8th – and he would go on to score on Dylan’s homer
  • unfortunately, that would be that, they loaded to bases (via THREE walks after TWO outs) but couldn’t score more
  • Kelenic’s debut: fly out, strikeout, groundout, fly out

IN the FIELD

no DPs, no errors, PO by Dugger

tweets of the game . . .

g1 2020 | they’re baaaaaak!

I’m rusty and not gonna lie, this new fancy WordPress editor will take some getting used to ๐Ÿ˜‰

Opening Day 2020 . . .

didn’t come till today ~ July 24th

No fans in the stands.

TV broadcasters remote.

Players masked and socially distanced.

But . . .

it. is. baseball.

SEA 2 | HOU 8

OK, so it wasnโ€™t the stellarest of openings but, it is back and dad and I were watching from our virtual seats . . .

ON the MOUND

Marco’s second opening day start 4.1 IP – 5H – 4R – 3ER – 1BB – 2SO

Bullpen combined for 3.2 IP – 5H – 4R – 4ER – 3BB – 3SO

MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUTS (youngest team in baseball!)

  • Evan White 1B = first major league hit (single)
  • Jose Marmolejos LF = 0 fer 3 w/2Ks
  • Anthony Misiewicz RP: ONE inning, ONE run
  • Yohan Ramirez RP: ONE inning, only M’s pitcher to not give up a run

AT the PLATE

couple of solo shots was all she wrote . . .

Way to go Kyle & Kyle!!

IN the FIELD

Kyle w/an error; no DPs

Meet the 2020 Mariners