(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!
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 . . .
Big thanks to @hyphen18 So fortunate to work with him on this trip. Great fun. Wonderful job and tremendous guy.
Each of the second and third game saw the M’s earn FIVE runs (one short of a win in one game and just enough to win the other). So, in the two games combined, they had EIGHTEEN hits, FIVE doubles, THREE homers and FIVE walks . . . very decent production.
Mitch is on F I R E !!!
I know, it’s only three games but, still . . . fun to see him leading the majors in BA/OBP/OPS/SLG 🙂 especially since I picked him to be the best “new-comer” last season and he was off to a great start but, then got hurt (a couple times 😦 )
Speaking of injuries . . .
oh, Nellie! a homer in each of the first TWO games and then some freak accident, turning his ankle stepping into the dugout 😦
James had a bit of a blip on Saturday (OK – giving up a grand slam in the first inning is not how anyone draws it out) but, he’s allowed a mulligan or two if he can just stay HEALTHY this season (please! please! please!).
Mike Leake had a nice > quality start in Sunday’s game: SEVEN innings – FIVE hits – TWO earned runs – THREE walks – FOUR strikeouts
Overall, the BULLY was pretty great. As mentioned, Eddie’s save on Thursday was a bit of an adventure but, Sunday’s was a gem: 1-2-3 SIT!!! The pen followed up James’ short and not so sweet outing with FOUR.ONE innings of HITLESS, SCORELESS ball!
So, really seems that it all comes down to health . . .
Seems like the new guys (Gordon, Healy, Marjama) really have a chance to contribute.
Kyle off to a slow start (but, then, you can pretty much draw up his season in PEN – slow start but great defense and in the end .260 w/25 homers.
As mention, Mitch is hot and Robbie’s not far behind, Segura should be steady.
Get well soon, Nellie and Zu!
And, of course the arms . . . please protect the arms!
Next up – short 2-game series w/the Giants in SanFran and then the Twins home-opener (another Thursday/Saturday/Sunday series) then off to Kansas City for three).