now THAT was clicking on all cylinders!

suPERB pitching, great D and a lots and lots of O = series win!

Mariners 10 | Twins 0

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ON the MOUND

Flexen had clearly the best outing for an M’s starter this season . . .

EIGHT innings of shut out ball w/NO walks, only FOUR hits (all singles) and EIGHT K’s

Vest finished it off w/a clean 9th

AT the PLATE

FOURTEEN HITS!!!

  • Crawford, France, Bauers – all w/THREE hits
  • Torrens and Long – each w/TWO
  • Homer: Crawford, Torrens, France
  • Double by France; Triple for Long
  • RBI spread throughout

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Crawford-Moore-France; Moore-Seager-France)

tweets of the game . . .

of big league debuts, super duper D and runs in bunches . . .

M’s are now 6-0 in extras!

Mariners 9 | Tigers 6 (in 11)

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ON the MOUND

  • nice bounce-back QS for Flexen: 6IP-6H-3R-3ER-1BB-3SO (after a rough-go his last time out)
  • Sewald+Montero+Steckenrider+Chargois posted a combined: 4.0IP-1H-1R-0ER-1BB-6S
  • Middleton gave up TWO runs in the 11th (luckily, he started with a FIVE run cushion!)

AT the PLATE

  • all but TWO batters had at least ONE hit
  • Seager tied it at THREE with a THREE-run homer in the 6th
  • Crawford broke the tie in the 10th w/an RBI single
  • and who DIDN’T contribute in the 11th?!?
    • Fraley w/an RBI single
    • Thomas w/his FIRST big league hit – a TWO-run single
    • Murphy w/a TWO-run double

IN the FIELD

  • THREE DP’s (Seager-Long-France; Crawford-Long-France; Fraley-Long-France)
  • Great to see Thomas flashing the leather at the wall in his first big league game
  • Fraley w/a fabulous throw for an outfield assist after an AWESOME catch in the 9th

tweets of the game . . .

shutout for the 7th time . . .

Mariners 0 | Athletics 6

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ON the MOUND

Flexen: 6.0IP-7H-5R-5ER-1BB-3SO (ALL the damage in the 3rd!)

Misiewicz+Dugger = 3IP-3H-1R-1ER-0BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

only FOUR total hits (Haniger, Murphy, Mayfield -2) all singles

IN the FIELD

Zero errors

Zero DP’s (though they hit into THREE 😦 )

tweets of the game . . .

starting it off w/a shut-out!

fun fact: going into this game, the M’s series record is: 7-7-2

Mariners 5 | Rangers 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Awesome bounce back for Flexen = 7IP- H-0R-0ER-1BB-6SO
  • then Montero and Middleton combine for TWO scoreless

AT the PLATE

  • only SEVEN total hits but, they made ’em count!
  • back-to-back homers in the 3rd (Murphy and Nottingham)
  • TWO run double (Mayfield) and RBI single (Haniger) in the 7th

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Mayfield-Crawford-Nottingham)

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 🙂

decent pitching, just enough O and awesome D

Mariners 5 | Rangers 4

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ON the MOUND

an actual “way it supposed to go” scenario ~ starter, reliever, closer 😉

  • Flexen (Win) gave up a lot of hits but, limited the damage: 6.1IP-10H-4R-4ER-1BB-2SO
  • Misiewicz (Hold) + Graveman (Save) 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

  • Lewis and Crawford w/THREE hits each!
  • Moore and Crawford each w/homers and THREE RBI (Crawford also had a double)

IN the FIELD

  • THREE DPs! (Crawford-Seager-White; Moore-Crawford-White; Seager-Crawford-White)
  • and Flexen w/TWO pickoffs!

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 . . .

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 . . .

at least it was quick . . .

Mariners 0 | Astros 1

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ON the MOUND

Flexen -> 10IP-1R-1ER-0BB-3SO ~ to bad he was matched up against Greinke (who, apparently, still has it)

Bully of Sadler + Vest + Middleton = 3IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

Well, gotta tip your cap to Greinke . . .

only FOUR hits -all singles- and not a single walk!

Haniger’s hit streak comes to an end at EIGHT (and his on base streak at 14)

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .