e . l . e . v . e . n straight vs the A’s

it just continues . . .

Mariners 4 | Athletics 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Anderson getting the call on his bullpen day: 4IP-2H-1R-1ER-0BB-2SO
  • Misiewicz+Sadler combine for TWO scoreless (Sadler’s 1.1 marked a 26-game scoreless streak – most in the bigs, Mariners record)
  • Castillo gives up an “own” run (committed an error that allowed the lead off man aboard who would eventually score)
  • Sewald 1.1 super scoreless
  • Steckenrider: allows a lead-off single, then retires the side in order (including 2 K’s) for his 12th S

AT the PLATE

  • Crawford and Torrens each w/multiple hits (JP with TWO doubles)
  • Fraley, Haniger, Murphy all make their ONE hit count (2-run double, solo shot, rbi single respectively)
  • FIVE walks (none scored – total of TEN left on base)

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (Toro, Castillo)
  • awesome OA (Haniger to Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

great rebound for the series win!

took the offense time to get rolling but, Marco kept ’em in it so they had a chance

Mariners 5 | Angels 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco’s nice line: 7IP-3H-1R-1ER-3BB-5SO
  • Sewald and Castillo added a scoreless 2IP

AT the PLATE

  • SIX players with at least ONE hit
  • Crawford, Seager, Kelenic w/TWO
  • Kelenic ties the game at ONE in the 7th
  • and then in the 8th – Mitch with an RBI single and Jake F w/a THREE-run double!

IN the FIELD

Fraley with a SB

tweets of the game . . .

tight till the 8th . . .

Mariners | Red Sox

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ON the MOUND

  • Anderson: 4.1IP-4H-1R-1ER-2BB-5SO
  • Sadler got the last two batters in the 5th
  • and then, VERY uncharacteristically, EVERY reliever proceeded to give up at least ONE run (Steckenrider allowed THREE) – also uncharacteristic some defensive gaffs . . .

AT the PLATE

  • Top and bottom: 1-4 and 8and 9 all with at least (Haniger and Raliegh each w/TWO – but only ONE for extra bases, Cal’s double)
  • TWO in the 4th: RBI single by France and a sac-fly by Fraley
  • TWO in the 9th: sac-fly by Crawford and a single by Haniger

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (Toro)
  • DP (Toro-Crawford-France)

tweets of the game . . .

Marco, Marco, Marco!

Mariners 3 | Rangers 1

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ON the MOUND

Marco, nothing but Marco! Complete game TWO hit ONE run ONE walk and NINE K’s ❤

AT the PLATE

j u s t enough O . . .

Fraley and Crawford each with solo shots and Kelenic w/a sac-fly

IN the FIELD

error free and ONE DP (Toro-France)

tweets of the game . . .

3 pitchers, 3 hits = shutout victory!!!

Mariners 2 | Angels 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen flexin’ his QS plus for the WIN: 7IP-3H-0R-0ER-2BB-6SO (has allowed ONE run or LESS in his EIGHT of his last TEN home starts)
  • Steckenrider strikes out the side in his inning of work for the HOLD
  • Sewald K’s Otahni and then gets a fly out and a ground out for the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Not a lot of O but, with pitching like above, who needs it?!?

  • Fraley with a fielder’s choice
  • Torrens with an RBI triple (his last triple was in 2017)

IN the FIELD

No errors, No DPs – just solid D (including Moore at 3B)

tweets of the game . . .

of TWO run homers, great D and road victories!

Mariners 9 | White Sox 3

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ON the MOUND

  • batter short of a QS for Kikuchi: 5.2IP-2H-1R-1ER-4BB-6SO
  • Chargois+Steckenrider+Sewald scoreless 2.1IP
  • Montero gave up TWO in his ONE inning

AT the PLATE

  • FOURTEEN hits!
  • THREE TWO-run homers! (TWO for Torrens, ONE for Fraley)
  • Haniger, Bauers, Murphy also w/ONE RBI each

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

  • THREE DPs! (Crawford-Moore-France; France-Crawford-France; France-Crawford-Montero)
  • THREE SBs! Crawford, Moore (2)

tweets of the game . . .

of super pitching, walk-off grand slams and fans, fans, fans!

This one was special for a myriad of reasons . . .

  • not only a series win – but a FOUR-GAME SERIES SWEEP
  • not only another walk-off victory (the third of the series) – but a WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM
  • not only Father’s Day at the ballpark – but Father’s Day at the BALLPARK w/MY DAD
  • not only a game I was able to attend in person – but, was part of RECORD ATTENDANCE (since COVID)

it was REALLY cool that, finally, it felt like a real game again (complete w/chants and and cheers and boos; robust renditions of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and lots of “Louie-Louie” dancers)

Mariners 6 | Rays 2

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and a very Happy Father’s Day it was!
PLAY BALL on a sunny Sunday!
Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
So great that the fans are baaaack!
a win, as series win, a series sweep!!!!
of course, ‘t was the rally cap that did it 😉

ON the MOUND

  • Marco getting back to form: 6.1IP-5H-2R-2ER-3B-6SO
  • and, oh that ‘pen! (Misiewiicz+Sewald+Steckenrider+Montero): 3.2IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-6SO

AT the PLATE

making the most of SIX hits . . .

  • THREE homers: solo shots by Torrens and France; grand salami (and the game-winner!) by Long, Jr.
  • somehow fought though ELEVEN strikeouts
  • hitting streaks extended: Bauers (9), France (9) Crawford (8)

IN the FIELD

TWO DP’s (Crawford-Moore-France; France-Crawford-France)

tweets of the game . . .