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 . . .

first inning blues . . .

Mariners 3 | Tigers 5

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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

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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

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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 😦

but, then a LOT of good stuff during the game 🙂

of debuts, rollercoasters and chances . . .

Mariners 2 | Indians 4

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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 😉

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 wasn’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

When it rains, it pours . . .

First, the M’s not only lose their first road series (vs. Tiger) and lose Robbie due to a broken hand (hit by a pitch on the 13th)

but then, on the 15th comes the extremely disappointing news that Robbie has been suspended . . .

It was going to be bad enough to do without Robbie for 4-6 weeks because of injury.

Now, not only does the team have to do without him for much longer but, the reason could have a larger, different impact on the team. Truly one of the biggest challenges the organization has had in many years. It will be interesting to see if the team is able to pull together and if Scott and Jerry can pull the right strings in order to get the right pieces, shuffle the field, respectively to ensure all bases are covered for the rest of the season.

hs1 | short but sweet homestand = series win!

Yes, we will take TWO out of THREE every time! (and all ONE-RUN games, at that!)

2 out of 3

 

Mariners 2 | Indians 1

Mariners 5 | Indians 6

Mariners 5 | Indians 4

 

 

 

(covered Opening Day in  previous post )

Each of the second and third game saw the M’s earn FIVE runs (one short of a win in one game and just enough to win the other). So, in the two games combined, they had EIGHTEEN hits, FIVE doubles, THREE homers and FIVE walks . . . very decent production.

Mitch is on F I R E !!!

I know, it’s only three games but, still . . . fun to see him leading the majors in BA/OBP/OPS/SLG  🙂 especially since I picked him to be the best “new-comer” last season and he was off to a great start but, then got hurt (a couple times 😦 )

Speaking of injuries . . .

oh, Nellie! a homer in each of the first TWO games and then some freak accident, turning his ankle stepping into the dugout 😦

I-chi-ro!

spectacular wall-climbing catch on Saturday: Ichiro’s robbery

On the MOUND

  • James had a bit of a blip on Saturday (OK – giving up a grand slam in the first inning is not how anyone draws it out) but, he’s allowed a mulligan or two if he can just stay HEALTHY this season (please! please! please!).
  • Mike Leake had a nice > quality start in Sunday’s game: SEVEN innings – FIVE hits – TWO earned runs – THREE walks – FOUR strikeouts
  • Overall, the BULLY was pretty great. As mentioned, Eddie’s save on Thursday was a bit of an adventure but, Sunday’s was a gem: 1-2-3 SIT!!! The pen followed up James’ short and not so sweet outing with FOUR.ONE innings of HITLESS, SCORELESS ball!

So, really seems that it all comes down to health . . .

  • Seems like the new guys (Gordon, Healy, Marjama) really have a chance to contribute.
  • Kyle off to a slow start (but, then, you can pretty much draw up his season in PEN – slow start but great defense and in the end .260 w/25 homers.
  • As mention, Mitch is hot and Robbie’s not far behind, Segura should be steady.
  • Get well soon, Nellie and Zu!
  • And, of course the arms . . . please protect the arms!

Next up – short 2-game series w/the Giants in SanFran and then the Twins home-opener (another Thursday/Saturday/Sunday series) then off to Kansas City for three).

Go M’s!

 

Meet your 2017 Seattle Mariners!

Pitchers (13 + 5 DL)

53 ALTAVILLA, Dan RHP

39 DIAZ, Edwin RHP

38 FIEN, Casey RHP

49 GALLARDO, Yovani RHP

34 HERNANDEZ, Felix RHP

18 IWAKUMA, Hisashi RHP

37 MIRANDA, Ariel LHP

60 OVERTON, Dillon LHP

65 PAXTON, James LHP

47 PAZOS, James LHP

25 RZEPCZYNSKI, Marc LHP

58 SCRIBNER, Evan RHP

50 VINCENT, Nick RHP

31 CISHEK, Steve — DL RHP

59 SIMMONS, Shae — DL RHP

33 SMYLY, Drew — DL LHP

63 WHALEN, Rob — DL RHP

55 ZYCH, Tony — DL RHP

Catchers (2)

52 RUIZ, Carlos C

3 ZUNINO, Mike C

Infielders (5 + 1 DL)

22 CANÓ, Robinson 2B

21 MOTTER, Taylor INF

15 SEAGER, Kyle 3B

2 SEGURA, Jean SS

26 VALENCIA, Danny INF

36 O’MALLEY, Shawn — DL INF

Outfielders (5)

23 CRUZ, Nelson OF/DH

1 DYSON, Jarrod OF

17 HANIGER, Mitch OF

5 HEREDIA, Guillermo OF

12 MARTIN, Leonys OF

g57-60 | splittin’ w/the Tribe

Three outta four would have been great but, we’ll take a split . . .

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g57 Mariners 1 | Indians 3 Woe is sloppy play, wasting a stellar pitching effort

ON the MOUND
~ James threw WAY too many pitches for SIX innings but, certainly provided a bit of excitement with the TEN strikeouts, several hitting TRIPLE DIGITS . . .
~ Edwin Diaz, making his major league debut, (out of the pen) threw some GAS of his own – a clean inning w/his first ML strikeout
~Then Monty went TWO scoreless w/THREE strikeouts

AT the PLATE
Why is it that when the pitching FINALLY comes around, the hitting goes south?!?

IN the FIELD
And, once again, TWO errors, hurt a stellar start

g58 Mariners 7 | Indians 1 Lookie here! They CAN pitch and hit in the same game!

ON the MOUND
Sans beard becomes you, Wade 🙂
SEVEN innings ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO ~ ZERO runs ~ THREE strikeouts

} Joaquin allowed a solo shot in his inning, Steve posted a clean inning of ‘non-close’ work

AT the PLATE
~ hitters 2-3-4 (Seth, Robbie, Nellie) posted 6/11 w/FOUR runs, THREE RBI and ONE walk
~ hitters 7-8-9 (Adam, Steve, Shawn) posted 5/10 w/TWO runs, FOUR RBI and TWO walks
~ Nellie w/TWO homers, Shawn w/a TRIPLE

IN the FIELD
* Steve w/a passed ball
* Nice ’round the horn DP (Kyle-Cano-Lee)

g59 Mariners 5 | Indians 0  Tai the terrific, Chris the conqueror 🙂

ON the MOUND
Tai not only got back on track, he was steam-rollin’ . . .
EIGHT innings ~ THREE hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ZERO walks ~ ELEVEN strikeouts

} Nick added another scoreless innings and TWO more K’s

AT the PLATE
Have a day, Chris!
TWO homers for THREE RBI and then an RBI double for good measure
~ Kyle with the other RBI on a ground out
~ Ketel picks up where he left-off from the DL w/TWO hits and TWO runs scored

IN the FIELD
catch of the season, so far, for Guti . . .

g60 Mariners 3 | Indians 5  Oh, those base on balls . . . 

ON the MOUND
Nathan’s issue was his pitch count from WAY too many walks (FIVE)

Monty was good again but, Edwin gave up his first run and Joaquin was the real nail in the coffin, allowing a 2-run shot and then an UNearned run on his own error 😦

AT the PLATE
THIRTEEN hits (including TWO doubles and THREE homers) should net a LOT more than THREE runs. As it turns out, the THREE runs were all off solo shots (TWO by Robbie, ONE by Adam)

tweets of the series . . .