g157 | oh woes is the ‘stros

Mariners 2 | Astros 3

eaor

ON the MOUND
Roenis through a ton of pitches but, kept ’em in it giving up only TWO solo shots . . . 
SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Danny allowed a solo shot in the 7th and took the loss
} Tony, Joe and Mayckol combined for TWO scoreless

AT the PLATE
Ketel hit his FIRST Safeco Field homer (second total) but, other than that milestone, not much to see here . . .
only FOUR total hits (Ketel’s homer the only one for extra bases)

IN the FIELD
* TWO DPs, including this unassisted one from LoMo

tweets of the game . . . 

g136 | So far, so good in September

Mariners 8 | Athletics 3

sweet sept

FOUR games, FOUR victories

ON the MOUND
Felix more than fine with a little extra rest . . .
EIGHT innings ~ SIX hits ~ THREE runs/earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ NINE strikeouts

} Joe allows a hit but then induces a nice DP and then a pop-up to end the game and preserve Felix’s SIXTEENTH win

AT the PLATE
Sean just keeps on truckin’ . . . 
TWO for TWO (including his FIRST big league homer!) with TWO runs scored, an RBI and TWO walks

~ Ketel, Kyle, Seth and Brad were the others with multi-hit games
~ LoMo only had ONE hit but, it was a biggie – a TWO-run shot (also had another RBI)

IN the FIELD
* TWO double-plays
* Ketel continues to shine at SS

tweets of the game . . . 

g135 | down early, up late

Mariners 11 | Athletics 8

comeback

ON the MOUND
Well, not exactly what you drew up for Edgar . . .
ONE.ONE innings ~ SIX hits ~ FIVE runs ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ ZERO strikeouts

the pen (and when I say ‘pen, I’m talking nearly the ENTIRE bullpen) was stellar then bad then so-so, then stellar again . . .
} Jose went ONE.TWO hitless, scoreless (and ultimately would get the WIN)
} Tony and Mayckol combined for THREE innings and THREE runs
} Logan, Vidal, Carson and Tom combined for THREE innings w/FOUR hits and ZERO runs (Tom earned his NINTH save)

AT the PLATE
THIRTEEN hits, SIX for extra-bases . . . not too shabby!
~ Kyle, Stefen and LoMo all with multi-hit, multi-RBI nights
~ Ketel, Kyle, Stefen all with multi-hit. multi-run nights
~ Brad with only ONE hit but THREE RBI

IN the FIELD
* John with a nice caught stealing of Burns – TWICE!
* TWO dp’s turned

tweets of the game . . . 

g134 | Houston, no problem!

Mariners 8 | Astros 3

win

ON the MOUND
Quality start for Tai . . . 
SIX.TWO innings ~ FIVE hits ~ THREE runs/earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ THREE strikeouts

‘pen work . . . 
} Carson struck out the only man he faced to end the 7th
} Logan allowed a double and a pop up to the only TWO batters he faced
} Bartender to the rescue! A fly out and a strike out to end the 8th and then in the 9th . . .
a lead-off double but then 1-2-3 for his EIGHTH save (and, via the fluke of the “wins calculation”, Carson, facing ONE batter gets his SECOND win)

AT the PLATE
THIRTEEN hits should bode well and, it DID!
~ THREE doubles (Ketel, Guti, Kyle)
~ ONE homer (LoMo with a THREE-run shot in the 9th!)
~ And, hey look! The new, local kid (Shawn, just called up) with THREE hits, ONE walk, ONE run and TWO RBI!

IN the FIELD
* Guti with a rare (his first) error
* DP (Robbie to Ketel to Mark)
* Tai with a pick-off

tweets of the game . . .

g133 | see-saw in Houston ends on the up end

Mariners 7 | Astros 5

seesaw

ON the MOUND
Not Roenis’ best effort (too many balls and too many pitches) but, he hung in  . . .
FIVE.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR runs ~ FOUR walks ~ FOUR strikeouts

on the other hand, NICE bullpen tonight!
Mayckol gave up a couple of hits and a run but, the rest of the pen (Logan, Carson and Tom) combined for TWO hits ZERO runs and ZERO walks with FOUR strikeouts. Bartender earned his SEVENTH save and Logan is FIRST win (since 2009)

AT the PLATE
NINE total hits, THREE for extra-bases . . .
~ Guti, Mark and LoMo w/homers (Mark and LoMo’s were both TWO-run shots, LoMo’s a PH GW!)
~ Seth with a triple
~ Kyle and John (!) each with a stolen base, Robbie got caught
~ Guti on fire! besides the homer he walked and scored in Brad’s single and singled and scored on Mark’s homer

IN the FIELD
Not such a stellar defensive effort . . .
* John and Brad each with throwing errors
* No DPs turned but, TWO turned agains them

tweets of the game . . .

g126 | of a struggling starter, gutsy pen and j u s t enough OH

Mariners 6 | Athletics 5

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ON the MOUND
Monty’s struggles continue . . . 
ONE.ONE innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ ZERO strikeouts (on FORTY pitches)

rejuvenated ‘pen . . .
} the new guys (Edgar and Logan) combined with the “oldies” (Carson and Tom) combined for SEVEN.TWO scoreless – Bartender with the SAVE and Edgar with the WIN

AT the PLATE
hits, hits and more hits!
~ ELEVEN total
~ FOUR doubles (Ketel, Robbie, Seth and AJ)
~ ONE triple (Ketel)
~ TWO homers (Nellie and LoMo)

IN the FIELD
* Zu with an error
* nice DP (Ketel to Robbie to LoMo) to end the 5th (w/runners at 1B and 3B)

tweets of the game . . .

and, just for fun, the only Yankee I root for did THIS tonight . . . 

g110 | of gutsy starts, reliable relief and power bats

Mariners 4 | Rangers 3

keep calm and win

ON the Mound
Can’t say it was Kuma’s most efficient outing but, it was effective . . .
He threw 118 pitches (most for an M’s starter this season) 85 for strikes (the Rangers hit foul after foul)
SEVEN innings ~ SIX hits ~ THREE runs/earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX strikeouts

} Joe and Tom combined for a scoreless 8th (Tom struck out the only batter he faced)
} HUGE confidence builder for Carson tonight – lead-off single but then , , . for his ELEVENTH save

AT the PLATE
Every starter had at least ONE hit – TEN total
~ Robbie and Jesus M both with TWO hits
~ the M’s first run came when LoMo led off w/ a double, advanced to 3B via Ketel’s single and scored on on a balk
~ with his 32nd homer, Nellie extended his hitting streak to SEVENTEEN
~ THREE homers total: Mark in the 5th and Nellie and Robbie went back-to-back in the 6th

IN the FIELD
* No DP’s turned (one turned against them)
* The left field dive (that netted the Rangers their first TWO runs) wasn’t a good look for Mark . . .

* Seager’s spin and throw and Joe’s pick-off were nice/timely

tweets of the game . . .