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 . . .
On May 26, Mariners were 28-18 and led AL West by 1 1/2 games. Since then, 8-16 and now trail Texas by 9 1/2.
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 . . .
Servais says today's starter, Adrian Sampson, was most-consistent starter in Tacoma. "He has climbed the depth chart. He earned it."