Kyle + Kyle = “O” show . . .

Mariners 5 | Orioles 2

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ON the MOUND

oh, those BaseOnBalls . . .

  • Dunn = 5.1IP -3H-1R-1ER-4BB-6SO
  • Graveman+Montero+Middleton+Dugger = 3.2IP-4H-1R-1ER-2BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

M’s had ONE less hit and TWO less walks but, in the only category that matters, ONE more run

  • the Kyles each w/homers: Seager a solo shot and Lewis with a THREE-run shot!
  • Seager also w/a sac-fly to score Haggerty

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

No DPs or errors; ONE Cs (Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

in Houston, we’re having a problem . . .

Mariners 5 | Astros 7

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ON the MOUND

  • Dunn: 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-2BB-2SO
  • Sadler+Middleton+Montero+Vest = 2.1IP-4H-4R-2ER-1BB-1SO
  • take out Montero, who recorded the blown save, and you have 1H-0R-0ER-1BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Astros only had ONE more total hit (and only ONE for extra base)

the M’s were crazy with the extra-base hits again – but, ‘t wasn’t enough ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  • THREE doubles: Seager, Torrens, Crawford
  • TWO homers: Torrens, Lewis

IN the FIELD

ONE error (White)

tweets of the game . . .

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Mariners 0 | Astros 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Gonzales did his part: 6IP-5H-2R-2ER-3BB-4SO
  • so did the bully: Graveman + Misiewicz = 2IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

BUT – nothing to see here ๐Ÿ˜ฆ only TWO total hits and ONE double (Seager)

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Crawford-Marmolejos)

tweets of the game . . .

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Mariners 2 | Astros 5

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield gave up a 2-run double in the 1st then got singled to death = 5.1IP-12H-5R-4ER-1BB-4SO
  • Vest + Dugger = 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

the Kyles both checking in w/homers (Lewis’s first) unfortunately, both solo shots

IN the FIELD

  • ONE error (Seager)
  • TWO DPs (Sheffield-Moore-White; Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .

quadrupalin’ up @ Fenway!

Mariners 8 | Red Sox 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen flexin’: 7IP-4H-1R-1ER-1BB-7SO

not too shabby, especially since the RS practically lead the world in every offensive category

  • Middleton + Vest = 2IP-2H-1R-1ER-0BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

  • as Haniger cools down, Kyle heats up, France re-bounding nicely after his HBP several days ago – and what about Haggerty?!?
  • multi-hit games for France + Seager + White + Haggerty = 11H and 6RBI
  • Seagar just a HR shy of the cycle (though, he had one in his last at bat in the previous game) but, Haggerty’s homer in the 8th has the M’s with at least ONE homer in 13 of their last 15 games

IN the FIELD and ON the BASES

  • TWO DPs (Flexen-Crawford-White; Seager-France-White)
  • Haggerty w/a SB

tweets of the game . . .

aaaaahl-most!

Mariners 5 | Red Sox 6

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ON the MOUND

  • Kikuchi’s definitely seen better days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 4.2IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-1SO
  • Steckenrider + Newsome = 3.1IP-5H-1R-0ER-0BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

lots a hits (11) but, runs were few and far between until Seager’s 9th inning THREE-run shot that brought them to within ONE. Good to see the other Kyle rounding into form with a single and a double.

IN the FIELD

  • ONE DP (Seager-Moore-White)
  • Moore with his FOURTH SB

tweets of the game . . .

the weather and the win ~in person~ doesn’t get any better!

Mariners 7 | Astros 2

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When I made the choice several years ago to move to the southern most island in Puget Sound, I knew I attending games would be more of a challenge but, I still managed to get to every Opening Day as well as a handful of day games each season since moving. Then came 2020 and that little thing called a global pandemic – my only appearance at T-Mobile Park last season, like many fans, was as a cardboard cutout. I wasn’t able to make it to Opening Day this year so, today was my first time back at the ballpark since the middle of the 2019 season . . .

AND. IT. FELT. SO. GOOD!

Back at the ballpark!
#StayingSafe

ON the MOUND

  • Margevicius left with an apparent injury (thankfully, later it was determined to be minor) 4IP-1H-2R-1ER-1BB-3SO
  • And then came the ‘pen – what a performance . . .
  • Newsome + Sadler + Misiewicz + Montero + Steckenrider = 4IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

Once again, the top of the lineup power on full display!

Haniger and France combined for 6RBI (both had doubles, Mitch also a triple, Ty also a homer)

IN the FIELD

the only blemishes –> Seager’s TWO errors and Murphy’s ONE

tweets of the game . . .

see-sawing to victory!

Mariners 6 | Astros 5

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The scoreboard in this one was a see-saw indeed!

0-3, 2-3, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5

with the ‘stros only scoring in the 5th and 7th and the M’s scoring in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th

ON the MOUND

Kikuchi’s see-saw started off on the upside: 4.1 innings of ZERO hits. Then, a couple of rough innings -5th and 7th- where he was sorta singled to death (including TWO of the 2-run variety). But, even though his final line wasn’t spectacular, good to see him get through SEVEN: 7IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-3SO

Way to go, Bully!

Steckenrider & Misiewicz combined for 2 innings of ONE hit, ZERO runs, walks and TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

and, oh that top o’ the order! Mitch + Ty + Kyle = SIX hits, FIVE RBI

  • Haniger extended his hitting streak to EIGHT games; recorded his 5th multi-hit game; has reached in all FOURTEEN!
  • Seager gets TWO in to take the team lead in RBI
  • White’s solo shot (his first of the season) tied it up in the 8th
  • France with a near homer had 2B in the 6th and got his FIRST career, game-winning hit!

IN the FIELD

  • TWO DPs for (involving France, Crawford and White but, in different order
  • ONE error (Moore)

tweets of the game . . .

Let’s play TWO!

Mariners 4 | Orioles 3

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ON the MOUND

Nice quality start for Sheffield: 6IP-3H-2R-2ER-2BB-5SO ~ the TWO runs he allowed were in the bottom of the FIFTH so, left him out of the victory

Montero w/the WIN (despite giving up a run) and Montero w/the SAVE

AT the PLATE

  • despite TEN Ks total – the FOUR runs were just enough
  • France and Murphy w/homers
  • that top of the lineup coming through as usual (with THREE of the FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs – both Seager/France/White

tweets of the game . . .

M’s double-up to avoid being swept by WS

Mariners 8 | White Sox 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Dunn 4.2IP 1H 3ER 8BB 3SO (so – more walks than hits+runs+strikeouts)
  • Vest, Graveman, Misiewicz, Montero: 4.1P 5H 1ER 2BB 5SO (it takes a village)

AT the PLATE

  • Seager w/ ONE run, THREE hits, THREE RBI
  • only THREE starters w/o a hit and TWO of them still recorded an RBI

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs and ZERO errors

tweets of the game . . .