The M’s second series with the A’s featured a heart-breaking loss in which James struck out SIXTEEN batters (in SEVEN innings). Unfortunately, M’s bats weren’t exactly on fire either and both Juan and Edwin gave up runs late, wasting the best outing of James’ career and blowing the victory.
What a crazy game on Saturday! The M’s didn’t score until the 6th when Jean, Mitch, Robbie and Nellie go: single, double, double, walk to score TWO and cut the Halos lead in half. Then in the 8th, they take the lead with a couple of singles, a double, a walk and a homer (Zu! TWO run shot). Halos tie it up in the top of the 9th and it goes to extras – where the roller coaster begins: Halos score in the 10th, M’s tie it. Halos score in the 11th, M’s tie it with a Kyle double (scoring Robbie who had a lead-off walk) and then Ryon’s first walk-off for the M’s – double scoring Kyle 🙂
(my current commute, along with planning my daughter’s wedding – which we are hosting this September – makes for very little time to actually watch/listen to the games, let alone blog about them)
Hard to believe a month of games is already in the books!
16-11 overall and 2nd in the ALW
one postponement (@MIN)
Team Leaders | offense . . .
HR: Haniger (10)
3B: 1 each – Haniger, Gamel, Segura, Gordon
2B: Segura (9)
Hits: Gordon, Segura (tied at 34)
AVG: Cano (.313)
AVG w/RISP: Segura (.500)
SB: Gordon (10)
BB: Cano (17)
K: Haniger (26)
played in all 27 games thus far: Cano, Haniger, Gordon, Segura, Seager
Team Leaders | pitching . . .
ERA-starter: Gonzales (5.02)
IP-starter: Leake (33.1)
K-starter: Paxton (44)
WHIP-starter: Felix (1.29)
ERA-pen: Diaz (0.63
IP-pen: Diaz (14.1)
K-pen: Diaz (27)
WHIP-pen: Diaz (0.63)
NOTE: Starters Mike and Felix each had ONE really bad game, James and Marcos each had TWO bad games and Erasmo has struggled in both of his TWO starts so far . . . hopefully, everyone can continue to stay healthy and get in the groove soon! The bullpen on the other hand – with a few exceptions has been great and Edwin has been other-worldly 🙂
Good tweets . . .
Big thanks to @hyphen18 So fortunate to work with him on this trip. Great fun. Wonderful job and tremendous guy.
ON the MOUND
James was awesome – pitching into the 9th and, but for getting hit on the elbow by a come-backer, would likely have recorded only the second complete game by a Mariners pitcher this season. Fingers crossed that it’s just a bruise . . . EIGHT.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ ONE run ~ ZERO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts
Bartender walked one but, got the last two outs.
AT the PLATE
Only SEVEN total hits . . .
none for extra bases
all scoring in the 4th (2 singles and a sac-fly)
TWO of the hits were milestones (Mike Freeman’s first and second major league hits and the second resulted in his first major league RBI)
IN the FIELD
Shawn had a fielding error and the M’s didn’t turn a DP (had one turned against them)
tweets of the game . . .
Paxton with his 4th K of Trout today. Last time Trout wore the sombrero? Sept. 2014. Paxton had 3 of them.
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