O’s stifle the “O”

Mariners 3 | Orioles 5

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ON the MOUND

the “bullpen” game went well until it the actual normal part of the game for the pen . . .

all FIVE runs given up in the 8th (Misiewicz and Mills each gave up TWO runs)

AT the PLATE

Only THREE total hits . . .

all THREE runs via homers: Hanigar w/2-run shot; Murphy w/a solo shot

IN the FIELD

no DPs; no errors

tweets of the game . . .

shut out!

Mariners 2 | Angels 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield = 6IP-2H-0R-0ER-3BB-4SO
  • Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3IP-3H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the only O and RBI single from Moore and a sac-fly from Mitch – luckily, that was enough

IN the FIELD

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

tweets of the game . . .

Halos double up . . .

Mariners 5 | Angels 10

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ON the MOUND

  • not Newsome’s night ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 2IP-7H-8R-8ER-2BB-1SO
  • great job by the pen (AGAIN!) just too big of a hole early: Dubber+Middleton+Mills+Tapia = 7IP-6H-2R-2ER-4SO

AT the PLATE

tried to play comeback kids (FOUR of their FIVE runs were in the last two innings)

  • not a batter w/multiple hits but, Haniger and Moore each w/TWO RBI
  • Crawford an RBI double and Haniger a TWO-run homer

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (Murphy, Seager)
  • TWO DPs (Seager-Moore-France)

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 . . .

fun at fenway :-)

Mariners 7 | Red Sox 3

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ON the MOUND

Dunn threw WAY too many pitches but, he kept ’em in it! 5IP-6H-2R-2ER-1BB-6SO

the usual STELLAR ‘pen combined for: 5IP-1H-1R-1ER-1BB-5SO

  • Vest allowed the walk
  • Sadler gave up the hits and the run
  • Graveman, Montero and Misiewicz all recorded clean sheets
  • Montero got the W

AT the PLATE

the O made the most of what they got ~ which was not much till the 6th inning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • only THREE hits but, TWO doubles (France and Haggerty) and a homer (Haniger)
  • 3 for 6 w/RISP
  • only THREE left on base

(contrast to the RedSox – EIGHT hits but, 1 for 11 w/RISP and NINE left on base)

Nice to see . . .

  • Ty come back (after the nasty HBP in the first Dodger game) tying it up in the 6th
  • JP with a sac-fly to re-tie it in the 8th
  • Mitch being Mitch – lots of insurance w/a THREE-run bomb in the 10th

Sam is going to quickly become a fan favorite if he keeps making the most of his opportunities!

  • 8th inning = steals 2B and scores on a sac-fly to tie the game (again)
  • 10th inning = RBI double to give the M’s the lead

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

Sam SB; no DP’s (but TWO turned against them)

tweets of the game . . .

d! d! d!

Mariners 4 | Dogers 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield with a l m o s t a quality start –> 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-3BB-6SO
  • usual stellar bully –> Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-1BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

#4 and #7 combine for all FOUR Mariner runs

  • Marmolejos w/ a homer (114.1 MPH, no less!) and a double
  • Trammell with a homer (accounting for all FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

but, oh that “D” – warms my heart โค

Mitch slides ~ Evan dives ~ Dylan leaps for a rocket

tweets of the game . . .

the weather and the win ~in person~ doesn’t get any better!

Mariners 7 | Astros 2

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When I made the choice several years ago to move to the southern most island in Puget Sound, I knew I attending games would be more of a challenge but, I still managed to get to every Opening Day as well as a handful of day games each season since moving. Then came 2020 and that little thing called a global pandemic – my only appearance at T-Mobile Park last season, like many fans, was as a cardboard cutout. I wasn’t able to make it to Opening Day this year so, today was my first time back at the ballpark since the middle of the 2019 season . . .

AND. IT. FELT. SO. GOOD!

Back at the ballpark!
#StayingSafe

ON the MOUND

  • Margevicius left with an apparent injury (thankfully, later it was determined to be minor) 4IP-1H-2R-1ER-1BB-3SO
  • And then came the ‘pen – what a performance . . .
  • Newsome + Sadler + Misiewicz + Montero + Steckenrider = 4IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

Once again, the top of the lineup power on full display!

Haniger and France combined for 6RBI (both had doubles, Mitch also a triple, Ty also a homer)

IN the FIELD

the only blemishes –> Seager’s TWO errors and Murphy’s ONE

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 . . .

see-sawing to victory!

Mariners 6 | Astros 5

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The scoreboard in this one was a see-saw indeed!

0-3, 2-3, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5

with the ‘stros only scoring in the 5th and 7th and the M’s scoring in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th

ON the MOUND

Kikuchi’s see-saw started off on the upside: 4.1 innings of ZERO hits. Then, a couple of rough innings -5th and 7th- where he was sorta singled to death (including TWO of the 2-run variety). But, even though his final line wasn’t spectacular, good to see him get through SEVEN: 7IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-3SO

Way to go, Bully!

Steckenrider & Misiewicz combined for 2 innings of ONE hit, ZERO runs, walks and TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

and, oh that top o’ the order! Mitch + Ty + Kyle = SIX hits, FIVE RBI

  • Haniger extended his hitting streak to EIGHT games; recorded his 5th multi-hit game; has reached in all FOURTEEN!
  • Seager gets TWO in to take the team lead in RBI
  • White’s solo shot (his first of the season) tied it up in the 8th
  • France with a near homer had 2B in the 6th and got his FIRST career, game-winning hit!

IN the FIELD

  • TWO DPs for (involving France, Crawford and White but, in different order
  • ONE error (Moore)

tweets of the game . . .

doubled-up the O’s in the double-header sweep!

Mariners 2 | Orioles 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Nice line for Dunn’s first WIN –> 5IP-2H-1R-1ER-2BB-6SO
  • Vest + Middleton for the HOLD and the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Moore and Haniger w/solo shots for the only M’s runs – but, j u s t enough!

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Vest-Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .