s w e e p !

Back to .500 . . .

the success formula of late = awesome P & D with just enough O

Mariners 4 | Rangers 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Kikuchi flirts w/history but still puts up another QS: 6.2IP-3H-2R-2ER-1BB-5SO
  • Chargois+Sewald+Middleton = 2.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-3SO (hold, hold, save)

AT the PLATE

middle of the order gettin’ it done today . . .

  • Kyle+Kyle+Ty = FOUR runs, FIVE hits, FOUR RBI
  • NINE total hits w/TWO doubles (France, Walton) and a homer (Seager)
  • all but TWO had at least ONE hit (oddly, the top two)

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (JP’s throw led to the Rangers first base-runner vs. Kikuchi)
  • ONE DP (Seager-Mayfield-France)

tweets of the game . . .

a little home pitchin’ and D

Mariners 3 | Rangers 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield: 5.0IP-6H-2R-2ER-2BB-1SO
  • Misiewicz = ONE inning of work, THREE strikeouts!
  • Chargois+Middleton+Swanson up w/ another THREE scoreless frames (Swanson’s first S of the season – and a 4-outer, no less!)

AT the PLATE

  • France w/ a nifty RBI single in the 2nd
  • Kyle L w/a TWO run homer in the 3rd
  • and, cuz of the awesome pitching, that’s all they needed

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Seager-Walton-France; Walton-Crawford-France)

tweets of the game . . .

series win and above .500

Mariners 3 | Indians 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Dugger goes THREE scoreless innings w/FOUR K’s
  • the new guy –Sewald– goes TWO scoreless of his own and picks up the W

and who didn’t pitch today?

  • Montero+Vest+Misiewicz+Swanson+Graveman = 4IP-5H-2R-1ER-2BB-5SO
  • and Gravy with the S and a still, sterling ERA

AT the PLATE

only FIVE hits today . . .

  • and not a Haniger homer among them – though he DID have TWO doubles
  • but the RBI’s came from singles via Lewis and Crawford
  • TWO of the NINE walks came around to score on JP’s single

IN the FIELD

  • DP = Walton-Moore-Marmolejos
  • Walton’s error cost a run in the 6th

tweets of the game . . .

decent pitching, just enough O and awesome D

Mariners 5 | Rangers 4

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ON the MOUND

an actual “way it supposed to go” scenario ~ starter, reliever, closer ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Flexen (Win) gave up a lot of hits but, limited the damage: 6.1IP-10H-4R-4ER-1BB-2SO
  • Misiewicz (Hold) + Graveman (Save) 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

  • Lewis and Crawford w/THREE hits each!
  • Moore and Crawford each w/homers and THREE RBI (Crawford also had a double)

IN the FIELD

  • THREE DPs! (Crawford-Seager-White; Moore-Crawford-White; Seager-Crawford-White)
  • and Flexen w/TWO pickoffs!

tweets of the game . . .

Kyle + Kyle = “O” show . . .

Mariners 5 | Orioles 2

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ON the MOUND

oh, those BaseOnBalls . . .

  • Dunn = 5.1IP -3H-1R-1ER-4BB-6SO
  • Graveman+Montero+Middleton+Dugger = 3.2IP-4H-1R-1ER-2BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

M’s had ONE less hit and TWO less walks but, in the only category that matters, ONE more run

  • the Kyles each w/homers: Seager a solo shot and Lewis with a THREE-run shot!
  • Seager also w/a sac-fly to score Haggerty

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

No DPs or errors; ONE Cs (Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

in Houston, we’re having a problem . . .

Mariners 5 | Astros 7

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ON the MOUND

  • Dunn: 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-2BB-2SO
  • Sadler+Middleton+Montero+Vest = 2.1IP-4H-4R-2ER-1BB-1SO
  • take out Montero, who recorded the blown save, and you have 1H-0R-0ER-1BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Astros only had ONE more total hit (and only ONE for extra base)

the M’s were crazy with the extra-base hits again – but, ‘t wasn’t enough ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  • THREE doubles: Seager, Torrens, Crawford
  • TWO homers: Torrens, Lewis

IN the FIELD

ONE error (White)

tweets of the game . . .

only solos not enough

Mariners 2 | Astros 5

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield gave up a 2-run double in the 1st then got singled to death = 5.1IP-12H-5R-4ER-1BB-4SO
  • Vest + Dugger = 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Kyles both checking in w/homers (Lewis’s first) unfortunately, both solo shots

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (Seager)
  • TWO DPs (Sheffield-Moore-White; Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .

aaaaahl-most!

Mariners 5 | Red Sox 6

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ON the MOUND

  • Kikuchi’s definitely seen better days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 4.2IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-1SO
  • Steckenrider + Newsome = 3.1IP-5H-1R-0ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

lots a hits (11) but, runs were few and far between until Seager’s 9th inning THREE-run shot that brought them to within ONE. Good to see the other Kyle rounding into form with a single and a double.

IN the FIELD

  • ONE DP (Seager-Moore-White)
  • Moore with his FOURTH SB

tweets of the game . . .

g9 2020 | strong arm; weak bats

Mariners 2 | Athletics 3

ON the MOUND

And Yusei makes it THREE starters in-a-row to record zero run start . . . unfortunately, he gets a no decision in his best ever start…

6 IP – 3 H – 0 ER, 9 SO 1 BB

Margevicius with the blown save in the 7th

AT the PLATE

  • first game of the season w/o an extra base hit
  • Kyle Lewis’s 16 hits leads the majors and his hitting streak continues to NINE games

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

  • TWO DP’s: Long, Crawford and . . .

What a double-play!

  • ONE SB: JP
  • no errors

g8 2020 | Welcome Home!

Mariners 5 | Athletics 3

  • first home game of 2020
  • first home win
  • three WINS in-a-row
  • made it to .500

The Mariners Home Opener wouldn’t be the same without the “Make-a-Wish” kid to run around the bases โค and, bless her heart, she did it in an empty stadium – just Lily and the Moose . . .

ON the MOUND

Welcome back to Seattle, Taijuan!

He followed up Marcos great start w/one of his own and together they threw back-to-back starts w/zero ER’s. Krueger noted on the postgame that SEVEN of his EIGHT strikeouts were via the slider.

AT the PLATE

  • Evan White: first T-Mobile hit was a wall-ball double
  • Kyle Lewis: EIGHT game hitting streak, SIX games w/multi hit streak
  • the “Kyles” both tied w/EIGHT RBI on the season so far

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

No errors, no DP’s, no SB’s