63 | gap widens in ALW . . .

Mariners 4 | Rangers 6

ON the MOUND
Definitely not Wade’s best effort . . .
He was able to work around lead-off walks in the first TWO innings and posted a clean sheet in the 3rd but, then came a rough 4th
FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ SIX strikeouts

Wade wasn’t alone in a bad day . . .
Steve gave up THREE runs without recording ONE out (though TWO were inherited runners that Vidal allowed to score). Nick had a clean 9th but, too little, too late.

AT the PLATE
* BAD news:  only TWO of the NINE total hits were for extra bases
* GOOD news:  they were from the M&M guys – nice to see Leonys (homer) and Ketel (double) picking up where they left off before their DL stints

* CRAZY news: Robbie getting thrown out  at 2B during a TWO out rally to end the game

tweets of the game . . .

Sadly, though baseball provided a bit of a distraction, there was still the horrific news of the Orlando massacre 😦

Honor and peace to those who lost their lives, comfort and strength to those who lost loved ones, thoughtful guidence to our leaders . . . 

g52-53 | M’s take the ‘Vedder Cup’ in crazy fashion . . .

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g52 Mariners 6 | Padres 14

Scoring SIX runs should by indicative of a win but, unfortunately, James (subbing for Felix who’s now on the DL with a calf strain) had a rough 2016 debut. He didn’t even survive the 4th and made a costly error that contributed to a SIX run 1st inning for the Padres.

The bullpen wasn’t much help – Joel and Steve each allowed FOUR hits and THREE runs! (and, Joel found himself DFA’d after the game)

The good news was: Kyle, Robbie, Nellie and Guti all stayed HOT, HOT, HOT (even Luis had a couple of hits!)

g53 Mariners 16 | Padres 13

You think the score is crazy? Wait till you hear how they got there!!!

THE biggest come-back in Mariners organization HISTORY!

Down 12-2 in the going into the 6th, the M’s proceeded to score FIVE in the 6th and NINE in the 7th to seal what would become one of the craziest wins ever (luckily, I got home just as the 7th inning started so, got to witness history, at least via TV). Obviously, not a lot of pitching on either side (Miley w/his worst M’s start) but, the ‘new guy’, Cody Martin gets the victory for the M’s

I’ll let some tweets tell the story . . . 

https://twitter.com/BBTN/status/738709473544413184

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/738582702748663810

 

g50-51 | mini-sweep (whisk?)

Would have been nice to get some of this pitching and hitting in the Twins series but, we’ll take it! In the mini two-game sweep, M’s outscored the Padres 25-7

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g50 Mariners 9 | Padres 3

ON the MOUND
Nate  a  l  m  o  s  t  made it through SEVEN . . .
the Padres scored early but, they didn’t score often
SIX.TWO innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts

Bully . . . 
Steve, Joaquin and Joel combined for the rest (Joel allowed a ONE run shot)

AT the PLATE
The M’s didn’t score early but, they did score often . . .
~ NINE total hits – FIVE for extra bases
~ Seth w/TWO doubles
~ Kyle and Dae-Ho w/homers

IN the FIELD
* couple of errors – one each by the starting battery
* DP turned (DH-O’Malley-DH)

g52 Mariners 16 | Padres 4

ON the MOUND
Kuma was perfect through FOUR, not allowing his first hit until a lead-off single in the 5th. He managed to get out of that inning unscathed but, later allowed THREE homers before his outing ended . . .
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

Bully . . .
Vidal and Monty combined for TWO scoreless innings 🙂

AT the PLATE
lots to smile about here . . .
~ every starter had at least ONE hit except Robbie (who walked THREE times)
~ FIVE starters had multiple hits (Nori, Seth, Nellie, Kyle, Adam)
~ FIVE homeruns (Kyle, Seth (2), Guti, Adam)
~ TEN walks
~ 5/8 w/RISP
~ odd – no doubles

IN the FIELD
ONE double-play (Kyle-Luis-Adam)

tweets of the series . . .

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/737763662581006337

g34 | bristles all together now!

Mariners 6 | Rays 5 (in 11)

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ON the MOUND
Tai velocity was up, as were his K numbers – then came the 6th inning . . . 
double, walk, walk, grand slam 😦
FIVE.TWO innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ NINE strikeouts

other than that ONE pitch from Nick in the 9th ~ Bully continues its spectacular run . .  
FOUR.ONE innings allowing only that ONE run and striking out SEVEN

AT the PLATE
Overall not a great hitting day but, when it counted, another new hero . . .

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/BBTN/status/730551589954568192

 

g31 | split in HOU ~ another winning road trip!

Mariners 1 | Astros 5

split

ON the MOUND
Kuma ~ good and bad . . .
EIGHT K’s in FIVE innings = awesome!
98 pitches and THREE doubles allowed in FIVE innings = not so awesome 😦
FIVE innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts

Bully . . . 
} Mayckol retired the first three batters he faced in relief of Kuma but, then failed to record an out in the 7th allowing a couple singles, a couple stolen bases and a couple runs
} Monty and Steve each recorded a clean sheet inning

AT the PLATE
Not much to report here . . .
~ other than ANOTHER homer (ho-hum) by Robbie 😉
~ only FIVE total hits
~ and, only ONE walk

IN the FIELD
* couple of errors (Steve and Ketel)
* nice DP (Ketel to Robbie to Adam)

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/SteveSandmeyer/status/729356192409997313

 

g29 | on pace to split the four-gamer

Mariners 3 | Astros 6

cant win em all

ON the MOUND
When Rick and Aaron started mentioning Tai’s velocity was down, it was a bit concerning, apparently for good reason as he was out of the game after TWO innings. Later, we would hear it was because of “neck spasms” (while not great news, better than shoulder/elbow issues) . . . .
TWO innings ~ TWO hits ~ THREE runs ~ ONE earned run ~ ZERO walks ~ ZERO strikeouts 

} Mayckol got through his first TWO innings of work (3rd and 4th) unscathed (a couple of walks but, no hits) then came the 5th – THREE singles and a sac-fly netted the ‘stros a couple more runs
} Mike and Steve combined for THREE innings: ONE run ~ THREE walks ~THREE strikeouts

AT the PLATE
~ Only FIVE hits (fewest since the ONE-hit victory over the Royals at home on April 29)
~ TWO went for extra-bases: Kyle’s double and Ketel’s THREE-run triple (accounting for ALL the M’s runs)
~ Kyle and Ketel were also the only batters w/multiple hits

IN the FIELD
* Ketel had a throwing error
* the Astros continued their stellar DEE show

tweets of the game . . .