g77-78 | split with Pit . . .

Mariners 5 | Pirates 2

Mariners 1 | Pirates 8

Thankfully, I attended the win and it was a beautiful night out for baseball!




Started in the upper deck . . . 


Stayed till sunset . . .


then ventured down . . . 

Kuma was the old Kuma . . .
SIX.TWO innints ~ SIX hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ FOUR strikeouts

Edwin and Steve took it the rest of the way . . .
allowing only combined hit. Steve recorded his EIGHTEENTH save, preserving Kuma’s SEVENTH victory.

The bats went batty!

  • TWELVE hits including TWO doubles (Ketel & Kyle) & a MONSTER 2-shot by Nellie
  • each starter except Guti and Chris had at least ONE hit
  • Guti had ONE of only TWO walks and scored
  • Robbie and Kyle each had THREE hits

Nice plays in the field . . .
Despite an error by Dae-Ho, TWO double plays and a nice OF assist from Leonys


Mariners Win!!!

And, we won’t talk about the next night 😦

g75| lookie here, a series win!

Mariners 5 | Cardinals 4

Home stand off to a good start, baby steps . . .

baby steps


Nathan retired EIGHT straight to start the game . . .
then allowed a run w/TWO out in the 3rd and a THREE-run shot in the 5th (he just can’t seem to get over that 5th inning hump) but, tonight it was enough for the W . . .
FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ THREE strikeouts

TEN hits ~ all singles ~ FOUR walks
~ Leonys, Robbie and Adam all with multiple hits
~ Dae-Ho w/TWO RBI
~ Nellie, Kyle and Adam each w/ONE


Kyle again flashing the leather . . .



tweets of the game . . .

g70-73 | spittin’ bristles in DEtroit . . .

I can’t even . . .


Mariners 7 | Tigers 8 (in 12)

Mariners 2 | Tigers 4

Mariners 1 | Tigers 5

Mariners 4 | Tigers 5 (in 10)

the story of this series was gettin’ ’em on, not gettin’ ’em in when it really counted . . .

and, to add insult to  injury . . .
So, Adrian Sampson, called up to replace Wade Miley (who went on the DL earlier this month) didn’t get to make his second major leagues start, he experienced issues in his warm up in Detroit and now, is scheduled for elbow surgery 😦

tweets of the series . . .

g69 | oh, those one-run losses . . .

soooo, close . . . 

this close

Mariners 1 | Red Sox 2

Good news: Tai’s first ever start in Fenway was great while it lasted
Bad news: lifted after only 88 pitches when the foot strain flared up again
FIVE innings ~ SIX hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ THREE strikeouts

Bully . . .
} Vidal gave up a couple of singles and the tying run in the 6th
} Edwin gave up the ultimate winning run (solo shot to Betts) in the 7th
} Nick allowed a hit and a walk but, no runs – all too little, too late 😦

~ Only EIGHT total hits (and Guti’s solo shot the only one for extra-bases)
~ ZERO walks and TEN strikeouts – typically not a recipe for success
~ tip o’ the cap to Mr. Price

* a nice DP to get Ortiz w/TWO on to end the 3rd
* Nice throw by Chris to nail Betts (for the first time this season
* Ketel with a low liner snare with the bases loaded to end the 6th

tweets of the game . . . 

g68 |all things considered, the rook showed promise

Mariners 2 | Red Sox 6


‘t was a pretty tall order for local talent, Adrian Sampson’s major league debut . . . 
and, it started out well, working out of THREE-single trouble in the 1st, a lead-off walk in the 2nd, getting his first strikeout (and his first clean inning) in the 3rd but, then allowing a couple of homers: a solo shot in the 4th and killer THREE-run shot in the 5th
Live and Learn.
FOUR.TWO innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ TWO strikeouts

Monty goes THREE.ONE (his longest of the season – maybe stretching him out to start) and gets THREE K’s but, allows another TWO runs.

At least the rest of the pen should be fresh . . .

Promising start with the bases-loaded and no outs in the 1st  . . .
but, when they only came away w/ONE, even this rosy one was discouraged.
Then a nice solo shot by Adam to take a TWO-nothing lead I was back to encouraged.
But, that would be that . . . such is the ebb and flow of the game and the season.

TWO more DP’s but, another (ELEVENTH) error for Ketel

tweets of the game . . . 


63 | gap widens in ALW . . .

Mariners 4 | Rangers 6

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.

* 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 . . .