felt more like a giant wave than the bristles of a broom 😨
Turns out the sweep clinching solo shot was the run that gave Brandon Brennan an ERA 😟
ON the MOUND
It would have been nice to see Marco go a little longer than 5.1 IP but, 5H ~ 2ER ~ 2BB ~ 3K isn’t too bad, given the level of competition.
But for that pesky, aforementioned homer, the bullpen performed admirably – combining for: 3.2 IP ~ 2H ~ 1ER ~ 1BB ~ 4K
AT the PLATE
clearly, ‘t was the M’s batters that were the issue . . .
another FIFTEEN K’s (but 11 of them were via Cole who’s averaged 8.3 per start so far, so there’s that)
and only FOUR hits!
but what REALLY stands out is . . .
But hey, thanks (AGAIN) to Mitch – the streak is still alive . . .
Now, here comes the Tribe.
Well, this was unexpected!
Whodathunk that the Mariners would be leading the majors in WINS after the first ELEVEN games?!? Granted, they’ve played TWO more games than every other team but the A’s but, still . . .
Going in to today’s rubber match w/the White Sox, this was the stat leader board . . .
Yes! YOUR Seattle Mariners were leading in ALL the above offensive categories! (plus doubles and stolen bases – which didn’t show within the screen print) 🙂
And, AFTER today’s game . . .
the homer streak is alive! ELEVEN straight games with a home run!
And, the pitching isn’t all that bad – EIGHT wins from starters and SIX saves from relievers (despite our closer being on the IL)
And then there’s the defense . . .
once upon a time, among our strongest suits, now the weakest sauce 😦
Well, so much for my regular posting 😦
(my current commute, along with planning my daughter’s wedding – which we are hosting this September – makes for very little time to actually watch/listen to the games, let alone blog about them)
Hard to believe a month of games is already in the books!
- March 1-1
- April 15-10
- 16-11 overall and 2nd in the ALW
- one postponement (@MIN)
Team Leaders | offense . . .
- HR: Haniger (10)
- 3B: 1 each – Haniger, Gamel, Segura, Gordon
- 2B: Segura (9)
- Hits: Gordon, Segura (tied at 34)
- AVG: Cano (.313)
- AVG w/RISP: Segura (.500)
- SB: Gordon (10)
- BB: Cano (17)
- K: Haniger (26)
- played in all 27 games thus far: Cano, Haniger, Gordon, Segura, Seager
Team Leaders | pitching . . .
- ERA-starter: Gonzales (5.02)
- IP-starter: Leake (33.1)
- K-starter: Paxton (44)
- WHIP-starter: Felix (1.29)
- ERA-pen: Diaz (0.63
- IP-pen: Diaz (14.1)
- K-pen: Diaz (27)
- WHIP-pen: Diaz (0.63)
NOTE: Starters Mike and Felix each had ONE really bad game, James and Marcos each had TWO bad games and Erasmo has struggled in both of his TWO starts so far . . . hopefully, everyone can continue to stay healthy and get in the groove soon! The bullpen on the other hand – with a few exceptions has been great and Edwin has been other-worldly 🙂
Good tweets . . .
injuries seem to have subsided ~ knock on wood!
- Zu was out to start the season but, has been back since the 20th
- Lost Nellie for a couple of weeks early but, he came back with a bang!
- Ryon was also out for a chunk of time but has a hit in every game since returning on the 26th (including THREE homers! in the last TWO games!)
- the pitching has been healthy – just needs to be more effective 😉