g90-92 | Who’s your daddy?

Awesome outing from Kuma in the middle-game they won (and Steve earned his 22nd save) but, little else to write home about in this series 😦

Mariners 3 | Astros 7

Mariners 1 | Astros 0

Mariners 1 | Astros 8

tweets of the series . . . 

g83-85 | home sweepers to road sweepees

Mariners 1 | Astros 2
yet another ONE-run loss, Wade M threw a nice quality+ start but, McCullers all but shut down the M’s bat and oh, the wasted chances (lead-off triple in the first that doesn’t score and bases-loaded with no outs = no runs)

Mariners 2 | Astros 5
Tai had to come out of the game due to his previous foot injury, Monty filled in great but, bats were fairly non-existance

Mariners 8 | Astros 9
heart-breaker, down early, tied middle then a roller coaster till the bitter end

tweets of the series . . . 

 

 

 

 

g80 | Wade and the Big Bats . . .

oh, and that Edwin guy, and that Steve guy – they’re pretty special too 🙂

Mariners 5 | Orioles 2

big bat

ON the MOUND
Hey there, the “other Wade” is fitting in quite nicely!
his second QUALITY start as a Mariner in as many tries
(and BOTH of them vs. great hitting teams) and he gave all props to Chris
SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ FIVE strikeouts

the bully was even more spectacular!
Monty, Edwin and Steve (20th save!) combined for . . .
THREE innings ~ ONE hit ~ ZERO runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX Ks

AT the PLATE
Double-digit hits again 🙂
TWO doubles (Dae-Ho and Nellie)
THREE homers (Seth-again!, Kyle, Dae-Ho) TWO of them w/runners on

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/749090777330888704

g75| lookie here, a series win!

Mariners 5 | Cardinals 4

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

baby steps

 

ON the MOUND
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

AT the PLATE
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

IN the FIELD

Kyle again flashing the leather . . .

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/746928834738479104

 

tweets of the game . . .

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

I can’t even . . .

hoodie

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 . . .
FIVE fer THIRTY-THREE w/RISP 😦

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 . . .

g68 |all things considered, the rook showed promise

Mariners 2 | Red Sox 6

rookie

ON the MOUND
‘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 . . .

AT the PLATE
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.

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

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/hyphen18/status/744287461866496001

g64-66 | of early leads, late losses, strikeout duels, bases-loaded walk-offs and finally – a win

salvaged!

salvage

g64 | Mariners 7 | Rays 8
w/ a 4-0 and 7-4 leads turning to a 7-8 loss – just not the pitchers’ day (hopefully Tai will be OK (left the game in the 4th) and the fielding didn’t help

g65 | Mariners 2 | Rays 3
Nathan had a nice outing (needed less pitches to go deeper) bp was great . . . till the 13th

g66 | Mariners 6 | Rays 4
great to see James with another solid outing, bats up and down the lineup and bp success

tweets of the series . . . 

 

off to Boston they go . . .

 

 

g62 | 3 solo shots, one heartbreaker . . .

Mariners 1 | Rangers 2

THREE total runs, all off solo shots – the first gave the M’s the lead, the second tied it, the third sealed the deal for the Rangers . . .

heartbreak

ON the MOUND
The silver lining was another solid start by James . . .
SIX.ONE innings ~ SIX hits (all singles ) ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ SIX strikeouts

} Edwin and Joaquin kept the scoreless streak going and so did Steve until TWO outs in the 9th when Prince jacked one to tie it.

} Monty worked around a lead-off walk in the 10th, gave up a solo shot to lead off the 11th

AT the PLATE
Only SIX total hits w/Adam’s solo shot and Steve’s double the only for extra bases and only ONE walk

IN the FIELD
* TWO DP’s turned and a couple of nice plays by Marte at short that we missed when he was on the DL

tweets of the game . . . 

https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/741834214861983745

g57-60 | splittin’ w/the Tribe

Three outta four would have been great but, we’ll take a split . . .

split1

g57 Mariners 1 | Indians 3 Woe is sloppy play, wasting a stellar pitching effort

ON the MOUND
~ James threw WAY too many pitches for SIX innings but, certainly provided a bit of excitement with the TEN strikeouts, several hitting TRIPLE DIGITS . . .
~ Edwin Diaz, making his major league debut, (out of the pen) threw some GAS of his own – a clean inning w/his first ML strikeout
~Then Monty went TWO scoreless w/THREE strikeouts

AT the PLATE
Why is it that when the pitching FINALLY comes around, the hitting goes south?!?

IN the FIELD
And, once again, TWO errors, hurt a stellar start

g58 Mariners 7 | Indians 1 Lookie here! They CAN pitch and hit in the same game!

ON the MOUND
Sans beard becomes you, Wade 🙂
SEVEN innings ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO ~ ZERO runs ~ THREE strikeouts

} Joaquin allowed a solo shot in his inning, Steve posted a clean inning of ‘non-close’ work

AT the PLATE
~ hitters 2-3-4 (Seth, Robbie, Nellie) posted 6/11 w/FOUR runs, THREE RBI and ONE walk
~ hitters 7-8-9 (Adam, Steve, Shawn) posted 5/10 w/TWO runs, FOUR RBI and TWO walks
~ Nellie w/TWO homers, Shawn w/a TRIPLE

IN the FIELD
* Steve w/a passed ball
* Nice ’round the horn DP (Kyle-Cano-Lee)

g59 Mariners 5 | Indians 0  Tai the terrific, Chris the conqueror 🙂

ON the MOUND
Tai not only got back on track, he was steam-rollin’ . . .
EIGHT innings ~ THREE hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ZERO walks ~ ELEVEN strikeouts

} Nick added another scoreless innings and TWO more K’s

AT the PLATE
Have a day, Chris!
TWO homers for THREE RBI and then an RBI double for good measure
~ Kyle with the other RBI on a ground out
~ Ketel picks up where he left-off from the DL w/TWO hits and TWO runs scored

IN the FIELD
catch of the season, so far, for Guti . . .

g60 Mariners 3 | Indians 5  Oh, those base on balls . . . 

ON the MOUND
Nathan’s issue was his pitch count from WAY too many walks (FIVE)

Monty was good again but, Edwin gave up his first run and Joaquin was the real nail in the coffin, allowing a 2-run shot and then an UNearned run on his own error 😦

AT the PLATE
THIRTEEN hits (including TWO doubles and THREE homers) should net a LOT more than THREE runs. As it turns out, the THREE runs were all off solo shots (TWO by Robbie, ONE by Adam)

tweets of the series . . .