g90-92 | Who’s your daddy?

Awesome outing from Kuma in the middle-game they won (and Steve earned his 22nd save) but, little else to write home about in this series 😦

Mariners 3 | Astros 7

Mariners 1 | Astros 0

Mariners 1 | Astros 8

tweets of the series . . . 

g83-85 | home sweepers to road sweepees

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

Mariners 8 | Astros 9
heart-breaker, down early, tied middle then a roller coaster till the bitter end

tweets of the series . . . 

 

 

 

 

g80 | Wade and the Big Bats . . .

oh, and that Edwin guy, and that Steve guy – they’re pretty special too 🙂

Mariners 5 | Orioles 2

big bat

ON the MOUND
Hey there, the “other Wade” is fitting in quite nicely!
his second QUALITY start as a Mariner in as many tries
(and BOTH of them vs. great hitting teams) and he gave all props to Chris
SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ FIVE strikeouts

the bully was even more spectacular!
Monty, Edwin and Steve (20th save!) combined for . . .
THREE innings ~ ONE hit ~ ZERO runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX Ks

AT the PLATE
Double-digit hits again 🙂
TWO doubles (Dae-Ho and Nellie)
THREE homers (Seth-again!, Kyle, Dae-Ho) TWO of them w/runners on

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/749090777330888704

g76 | bristles beyond the grasp . . .

Mariners 6 | Cardinals 11

elusive

ON the MOUND
James’ first inning may have been a bit of an omen for the rest of the game . . . 
He allowed a lead-off triple and then a ground rule double, a walk, a couple of strikeouts and a fly out – so, he was lucky to get out of the inning allowing just ONE run. He then scattered a couple hits/walks over the next TWO innings, had a 1-2-3 4th but, the 5th would be his undoing: after striking out the lead-off batter, he allowed THREE straight doubles and THEN a TRIPLE – ugh.
FIVE innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ SEVEN strikeouts

the bully was no better . . . 
Only Dave Rollins (who struck out the only batter he faced) had success.
Donn, Nick, Edwin and Vidal combined for THREE.TWO innings and SIX earned runs

AT the PLATE
on the surface, it sounded like a successful day – TWELVE hits and SIX runs
~ including FOUR doubles (Dae-Ho, Shawn, Robbie and Nellie)
~ TWO homers (Nellie’s solo shot to extend a lead & Guit’s 3-run shot to tie it at SIX)

But, the early lead and the late comeback were overwhelmed by the Cards SIX homers in FOUR innings 😦

IN the FIELD
* Chris w/a passed ball and Kyle w/a fielding error
* Guti with an extra base hit robbery at the wall

 

tweets of the game . . . 

g75| lookie here, a series win!

Mariners 5 | Cardinals 4

Home stand off to a good start, baby steps . . .

baby steps

 

ON the MOUND
Nathan retired EIGHT straight to start the game . . .
then allowed a run w/TWO out in the 3rd and a THREE-run shot in the 5th (he just can’t seem to get over that 5th inning hump) but, tonight it was enough for the W . . .
FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ THREE strikeouts

AT the PLATE
TEN hits ~ all singles ~ FOUR walks
~ Leonys, Robbie and Adam all with multiple hits
~ Dae-Ho w/TWO RBI
~ Nellie, Kyle and Adam each w/ONE

IN the FIELD

Kyle again flashing the leather . . .

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/746928834738479104

 

tweets of the game . . .

g64-66 | of early leads, late losses, strikeout duels, bases-loaded walk-offs and finally – a win

salvaged!

salvage

g64 | Mariners 7 | Rays 8
w/ a 4-0 and 7-4 leads turning to a 7-8 loss – just not the pitchers’ day (hopefully Tai will be OK (left the game in the 4th) and the fielding didn’t help

g65 | Mariners 2 | Rays 3
Nathan had a nice outing (needed less pitches to go deeper) bp was great . . . till the 13th

g66 | Mariners 6 | Rays 4
great to see James with another solid outing, bats up and down the lineup and bp success

tweets of the series . . . 

 

off to Boston they go . . .

 

 

g61 | Rangers win the homer derby but, M’s take the game!

SEVEN, count ’em SEVEN home total home runs (and they say Safeco’s a pitcher’s park!)

Mariners 7 | Rangers 5

homerun-derby-pic

Rangers racked up FOUR to the M’s three but, when all was said and done, the Mariners emerged victorious. Having received a nice quality start from Kuma and TWO big blasts from DHL 🙂

ON the MOUND
Kuma was far from dominant but, was just good enough to get the job done . . .
Yes, the Rangers hit THREE homers against him but, all solo shots
SEVEN innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ THREE strikeouts

Nick and Steve each allowed ONE run but, thanks to some wackiness in the 8th, no harm, no foul 😉 and Kuma earned his FIFTH victory, Steve his FOURTEENTH save

AT the PLATE
Only SEVEN total hits: FOUR singles, THREE homers (TWO by Dae-Ho, ONE by Kyle)

IN the FIELD
No highlight reel defense this game but, just good to know our CF is back!

tweets of the game . . . 

g52-53 | M’s take the ‘Vedder Cup’ in crazy fashion . . .

vedder_cup_logo__original__by_taliaspadre-d5l6cak

g52 Mariners 6 | Padres 14

Scoring SIX runs should by indicative of a win but, unfortunately, James (subbing for Felix who’s now on the DL with a calf strain) had a rough 2016 debut. He didn’t even survive the 4th and made a costly error that contributed to a SIX run 1st inning for the Padres.

The bullpen wasn’t much help – Joel and Steve each allowed FOUR hits and THREE runs! (and, Joel found himself DFA’d after the game)

The good news was: Kyle, Robbie, Nellie and Guti all stayed HOT, HOT, HOT (even Luis had a couple of hits!)

g53 Mariners 16 | Padres 13

You think the score is crazy? Wait till you hear how they got there!!!

THE biggest come-back in Mariners organization HISTORY!

Down 12-2 in the going into the 6th, the M’s proceeded to score FIVE in the 6th and NINE in the 7th to seal what would become one of the craziest wins ever (luckily, I got home just as the 7th inning started so, got to witness history, at least via TV). Obviously, not a lot of pitching on either side (Miley w/his worst M’s start) but, the ‘new guy’, Cody Martin gets the victory for the M’s

I’ll let some tweets tell the story . . . 

https://twitter.com/BBTN/status/738709473544413184

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/738582702748663810

 

g50-51 | mini-sweep (whisk?)

Would have been nice to get some of this pitching and hitting in the Twins series but, we’ll take it! In the mini two-game sweep, M’s outscored the Padres 25-7

whisk

g50 Mariners 9 | Padres 3

ON the MOUND
Nate  a  l  m  o  s  t  made it through SEVEN . . .
the Padres scored early but, they didn’t score often
SIX.TWO innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts

Bully . . . 
Steve, Joaquin and Joel combined for the rest (Joel allowed a ONE run shot)

AT the PLATE
The M’s didn’t score early but, they did score often . . .
~ NINE total hits – FIVE for extra bases
~ Seth w/TWO doubles
~ Kyle and Dae-Ho w/homers

IN the FIELD
* couple of errors – one each by the starting battery
* DP turned (DH-O’Malley-DH)

g52 Mariners 16 | Padres 4

ON the MOUND
Kuma was perfect through FOUR, not allowing his first hit until a lead-off single in the 5th. He managed to get out of that inning unscathed but, later allowed THREE homers before his outing ended . . .
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

Bully . . .
Vidal and Monty combined for TWO scoreless innings 🙂

AT the PLATE
lots to smile about here . . .
~ every starter had at least ONE hit except Robbie (who walked THREE times)
~ FIVE starters had multiple hits (Nori, Seth, Nellie, Kyle, Adam)
~ FIVE homeruns (Kyle, Seth (2), Guti, Adam)
~ TEN walks
~ 5/8 w/RISP
~ odd – no doubles

IN the FIELD
ONE double-play (Kyle-Luis-Adam)

tweets of the series . . .

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/737763662581006337

g33 | notchin’ another series win!

Mariners 6 | Rays 4

M’s jumped out to an early lead and added on significantly. The Rays chipped away and got close but, the home town nine hung in there 🙂

ON the MOUND
Wade was j u s t shy of a QS . . .
SIX innings ~ FOUR hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts

The Bully was its usual stellar self . . .
with Nick, Vidal, Joel and Steve combining for THREE scoreless innings (and, Steve recorded his ELEVENTH save – a FOUR out variety!)

AT the PLATE
~ Every starter but one (Luis) had at least ONE hit
~ Nice to see another couple homers (Guti’s first, DeaHo’s fifth)
~ and even better that there were BASERUNNERS when they occurred

IN the FIELD

and they say Nellie can’t play the field . . .

 

tweets of the game . . .