that’s the way -uh-huh, uh-huh- we like it!

Awesome starting pitching, nails bp, power AND manufactured runs and (my personal favorite) SPARKLING defense ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Congrats to Kyle Seager!

His 35th homer accounted for his 100th RBI ~ both career highs ~ and put him in the M’s history books as only the 9th Mariner to accomplish the combined feats

Mariners 4 | Athletics 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Way to go, Flex! Doesn’t get a whole lot better than 7IP-3H-1R-1ER-2BB-8SO = 13th W
  • Castillo retires the side in the 8th for the H
  • Steckenrider allows a leadoff double but, gets the next three batters for his 11th S

AT the PLATE

  • As mentioned, Seager with a pretty special homer – giving the M’s a lead they would not relinquish!
  • Mruphy w/ an RBI single
  • France with his 17th homer
  • Torrens with a sac-fly

IN the FIELD

JP, Dylan, Jarred with awesome play after spectacular play after superb play – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it ❤

tweets of the game . . .

keeping pace in the WC . . .

Mariners 4 | Athletics 2

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ON the MOUND

  • great outing from Anderson: 7IP-4H-1R-1ER-1BB-7SO
  • Castillo gave up a run but, Sewald with a 1+ inning S

AT the PLATE

  • TEN total hits
  • multiple hit games from Crawford, Haniger, Seager (all w/doubles)
  • RBIs from France (1) and Seager (3)

IN the FIELD

DP (Seager-Toro-France)

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 . . .

and it’s baker’s dozen over .500

Great way to start the home stand (and – bonus – a little help from the rivals in front)

Mariners 5 | Diamondbacks 4

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ON the MOUND

Marco threw way too many pitches (101) but, posted ZERO earned runs (though one of the unearned runs was due to his error) – line: 6IP-4H-3R-0ER-1BB-3SO

Misiewicz+Sadler+Castillo+Steckenrider combined for THREE innings, ONE run

AT the PLATE

Homer! (JP) Homer! (Tom) Homer! (Tom, again!)

and Ty breaks the 3-3 tie in the 5th with an RBI single, scoring Dylan (who had stolen 2B)

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (France, Gonzales)
  • TWO SB (Moore)

tweets of the game . . .

🙂

good starting and awesome relief – late, great O!

Mariners 5 | Athletics 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco: 6IP-5H-3R-3ER-0BB-2SO
  • Swanson+Misiewicz+Sewald = S H U T O U T

AT the PLATE

TEN total hits . . .

  • all but TWO batters had at least ONE hit
  • Toro with THREE hits

Late scoring again . .

  • Mitch w/a TWO-run shot in the 6th
  • Ty doing his tie thing AGAIN – solo shot to tie it in the 9th
  • Jake B with a TWO-run single to put the Ms ahead in the 9th for good

IN the FIELD

  • DP = Toro-Crawford-France
  • OA to Jake B
  • E for Kyle

tweets of the game . . .

needed the runs but, oh that pitching and defense!

Mariners 6 | ‘stros 3

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ON the MOUND

  • near-QS for Anderson: 5.1IP-8H-2R-2ER-1BB-4SO
  • Smith+Misiewicz+Steckenrider+Sewald combined for 4.2 scoreless
  • Sewald’s inning was not for the faint of heart – bases loaded and nobody out and he’s able to keep ’em on the pond and ultimately, earn the W
  • Middleton gave up a run in the 11th (luckily, Kyle made it insufficient)
  • Ramirez with a 2-out SAVE

AT the PLATE

the ‘stros outhit the M’s TWELVE to NINE

and the M’s took their sweet time getting their SIX runs – they didn’t score at all till the 8th . . .

  • JP got them on the board with an RBI double in the 8th
  • Ty tied it in the 9th with a solo shot
  • Ty untied it in the 11th with an RBI single
  • Kyle provided the much-needed insurance with a THREE-run shot in the 11th

IN the FIELD

  • DP (Crawford-Toro-France)
  • Error for Kelenic
  • one super-duper play by France (he’s doing it ALL!)

tweets of the game . . .

the wildness continues . . .

Mariners 5 | Athletics 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert struggle tonight: 2.2IP-5H-3R-3ER-1BB-5SO
  • FIVE relievers combined for 5.1 scoreless innings (Steckenrider gave up a rare run)

AT the PLATE

only SEVEN total hits and kinda the “Mitch Show” . . .

  • France singled, scoring Mitch in the 1st
  • Mitch hit a solo shot in the 3rd
  • Mitch hit a 2-run homer in the 5th
  • Mitch at the plate when another A’s reliever uncorks another WP and Kelenic scores the walk-off run

IN the FIELD

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

tweets of the game . . .