g101 | woe is OH . . .

Mariners 2 | Mets 3

This one followed the series theme of very little offense but, for the second straight game, the Mets had just enough more.

Taijuan, fresh off the DL, had a rather rocky start in terms of control as his FOUR-pitch walk to start the game proved to be an omen for the rest of the game . . .
he took 94 pitches to get through five innings – hopefully, he’s continuing to learn on the job (though that job will continue in Tacoma as he was optioned back to AAA immediately after the game)
FIVE innings ~ TWO hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ SIX walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Dom allowed a couple of runs (one inherited) in his 1.1 inning
} Joe and Danny combined for TWO.TWO with TWO strikeouts

Once again, despite Tai’s control issues, overall the pitching was not the issue.

Tip o’ the Cap to Mr. Colon – he was PERFECT through SIX . . .
~ thankfully, Robbie singled in the 7th
~ the M’s mounted a bit of a rally in the 8th, scoring their only TWO runs via a walk (Corey), a single (Dustin) a double (Brad) and a ground out (Willie).
~ They had a chance in the 9th w/TWO on and TWO out but, LoMo struck out

a nice DP but, a not-so-nice attempt in the OF by JJ – that allowed a run to score in the 6th

tweets of the game . . .


g100 | pitching and dee can’t do it all . . .

Mariners 1 | Mets 3

I wasn’t able to follow this one, maybe just as well.

Erasmo certainly didn’t disappoint in his “spot start” and, in fact posted his best game of the season . . .
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ TEN strikeouts

} Tom went TWO full, giving up a solo shot and a walk

~ Dustin continued his hot hitting with TWO hits including an RBI double (the M’s only extra base hit that scored the M’s only run – Willie)
~ Other than that, just scattered singles (and Robbie went hitless, which is rare)
~ JJ recorded his 19th stolen base

Couple of nice DP’s and a nice come-backer play for Tom

tweets of the game . . .


g99 | tonight, ‘t was the Mariners who were “amazing”

Mariners 5 | Mets 2






Roenis comes back firing . . .
it took him 90 pitches to get through 5+ (and, he left as a precaution – forearm cramps) but, he earns his first victory since June 22 (vs. Royals). Skip praised his command, his change up and poise.
FIVE.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ ONE earned run ~ TWO walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts

} Yes, Mr. Leone owes Mr. Ackley a steak dinner (see IN the FIELD for Ackley’s catch of Leone’s first pitch). He gave up a couple of hits but no runs
} Charlie got a couple of outs, including a strikeout
} Brandon continues to dazzle in his new role (has yet to give up a run in 14 innings) and went 1.1 tonight
} Danny made his first appearance since that epic battle in Anaheim on Friday – he posted a scoreless 9th

Willie was leading off and, apparently, for good reason . . .
THREE hits, TWO runs scored an RBI and a SB
~ Dustin also with THREE hits and an RBI
~ Kyle and Stefen each with TWO hits
~ Zu with a MAMMOTH home run to break the 1-1 tie in the 3rd
~ Willie, Robbie, Corey and Dustin all with doubles

Ack with a WEB GEM!!!!!
WHAT A CATCH – seriously robbing d’Arnaud of a home run! His glove was OVER the wall . . .

* Endy and James both with nice running catches
* Rare error by Robbie

tweets of the game . . .