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