sweeet!!!

M’s 4 | Y’s 3

The day started out cloudy, stormy even – Seattle Sports Radio lost a transformer to a lightening strike! As I made my way via ferry, freeway and link light rail to meet my Dad at the Glove, it was one of those days that had me thanking the powers that be at the time of the stadium project that opted for a retractable roof. But, apparently, well before the first pitch they had it on good authority it would be safe to “pop the lid” and the roof slid back to expose the green grass and clay-colored diamond dirt to the elements.

The game, much like the day, started out a bit bleak – maybe a slight hangover from the thirteen-inning fan-tab-ulous marathon that was the the night before that the M’s won 1-0 (and to which I listened intently on the radio). No score through five innings: the Y’s had two singles, four walks; the M’s had one walk. And then came little Sam Haggerty ‘popping the top of the game’ by homering in the 6th, breaking the scoreless tie and breathing life into BOTH teams. The top and bottom of the 7th saw each team score THREE runs – a score that would hold (Ty singled, Mitch singled him home, Carlos homered he and Mitch home). Diego and Paul retired their respective sides in order in the 8th and 9th – it was truly a thing of beauty.

SO. MUCH. FUN. to beat the Yankees πŸ™‚

And, the M’s did just that – taking the series 2-1 and the season series 4-2 (first time since 2002 that the M’s have taken the season series). #SeaUsRise

And, the only thing that made this even sweeter – is that it was attended with my Dad ❀

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lookie! a hit w/the bases loaded!

Mariners 6 | Angels 3

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M’s are second worst in the MLB in BA w/the bases loaded (only the D-backs are worse)

Moot point today though, as Jesse unloads w/three ducks on the pond and gets the M’s well on their way to what would be a 6-3 victory vs the Hated Halos πŸ™‚

I got a video but, for some reason it won’t load so, here’s the M’s . . .

Pitching, Pitching, Pitching . . .

  • Quality start for Marco – who posted SEVEN K’s in his SIX innings of work
  • And the bullpen was OUTSTANDING! Munoz, Murfee, Sewald posted THREE hitless frames and adding another FOUR K’s

And, besides the salami, the bats did just enough . . .

  • THREE doubles (Geno, Ty and Sam)
  • FIVE walks (two of which scored)

Always fun to be in attendance, even more so w/a win ❀

ch,ch,chiiiily game w/a heart-warming outcome

on a chilly, drizzly July afternoon, the pitching warmed us up . . .

  • Robbie K’d TWELVE in his SEVEN innings and the only run he allowed was a solo shot to the third (and last) batter he faced in the 7th.
  • The bullpen of Munoz and Sewald added FOUR more
this sign was used A LOT today!

Only “O” was in JuliO!
His first pitch homer was the 12th in M’s history (9 by Ichrio!) and his RBI double in the 6th scored Dylan.

Always fun to attend w/my Dad ❀

b.e.l.i.e.v.e (suitcases to the park tomorrow?)

Have a night, Mitch! (FIVE RBI)

First time the M’s have won NINETY games since 2003

Mariners 6 | Angels 4

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ON the MOUND

  • Flex wasn’t super sharp but, still gave ’em a chance: 5.1IP-6H-1R-1Er-1BB-1SO
  • Sadler: gets the next TWO batters in the 6th (of course!)
  • Misiewicz: three ground ball outs for a scoreless 7th
  • Sewald was (understandably) out of gas: he ending up striking out the side in the 8th but, not before walking the first TWO batters and giving up a homer and the lead (4-3 halos)
  • Steckenrider: fly-out to Mitch; line-out to Jake; double; line-out to Toro – and that’s all she wrote for the 9th!

AT the PLATE

amaze-balls!!!

  • 3rd: Ty w/a double and Mitch singled him in for the first run of the game
  • 5th: Ty w/a double and Mitch homered him in (are you seeing a pattern here?)
  • 8th: hit by a pitch, walk, sac-bunt, intentional walk, Mitch w/a 2-OUT, 2-run single, Kyle added a little insurance w/an RBI single

IN the FIELD

  • an awesome DP (Crawford-Toro-France)
  • great play by Kyle

tweets of the game . . .

e.p.i.c ~ youth on display

This game was the M’s 41st comeback victory and their 12th straight vs the A’s
And, it was SO cool to see the youth, the future, getting it done . . .
No matter what happens over the next three games – the experience for them is INVALUABLE.

Mariners 4 | Athletics 2

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ON the MOUND

  • SUPER outing for young Logan: 5.2IP-3H-1R-1ER-2BB-4SO
  • Smith got the last out of the 6th
  • Castillo struck out TWO but, allowed a solo shot to re-tie the game at 2-2
  • Sewald + Steckenrider = TWO scoreless innings

AT the PLATE

only SIX total hits but, that’s all they needed (along with capitalizing on some A’s goofs)

  • 6th: Mitch and Ty both reach via error: Jarred 2-run double to take the lead
  • 7th: Dylan walk; JP hit n’ run single; Ty sac-fly to break the 2-2 tie
  • 8th: Abraham with a solo shot

IN the FIELD

  • no DP’s or errors

tweets of the game . . .

e . l . e . v . e . n straight vs the A’s

it just continues . . .

Mariners 4 | Athletics 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Anderson getting the call on his bullpen day: 4IP-2H-1R-1ER-0BB-2SO
  • Misiewicz+Sadler combine for TWO scoreless (Sadler’s 1.1 marked a 26-game scoreless streak – most in the bigs, Mariners record)
  • Castillo gives up an “own” run (committed an error that allowed the lead off man aboard who would eventually score)
  • Sewald 1.1 super scoreless
  • Steckenrider: allows a lead-off single, then retires the side in order (including 2 K’s) for his 12th S

AT the PLATE

  • Crawford and Torrens each w/multiple hits (JP with TWO doubles)
  • Fraley, Haniger, Murphy all make their ONE hit count (2-run double, solo shot, rbi single respectively)
  • FIVE walks (none scored – total of TEN left on base)

IN the FIELD

  • TWO errors (Toro, Castillo)
  • awesome OA (Haniger to Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

great rebound for the series win!

took the offense time to get rolling but, Marco kept ’em in it so they had a chance

Mariners 5 | Angels 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco’s nice line: 7IP-3H-1R-1ER-3BB-5SO
  • Sewald and Castillo added a scoreless 2IP

AT the PLATE

  • SIX players with at least ONE hit
  • Crawford, Seager, Kelenic w/TWO
  • Kelenic ties the game at ONE in the 7th
  • and then in the 8th – Mitch with an RBI single and Jake F w/a THREE-run double!

IN the FIELD

Fraley with a SB

tweets of the game . . .

it just continues . . .

THIRTY-THIRD ONE-RUN VICTORY!!!

Mariners 6 | Angels 5

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ON the MOUND

  • Logan kept ’em in it: 5.1IP-5H-4R-4ER-3BB-4SO
  • Misiewicz gave up a run but the rest (Smith, Steckenrider, Sewald) posted ZEROS
  • and, Sewald escapes a bases-loaded jam (AGAIN!) to earn his 11th S

AT the PLATE

  • Crawford, France, Torrens w/TWO hits each
  • France w/THREE RBI, Haniger w/TWO Torrens w/ONE
  • France w/his 18th homer

IN the FIELD

No errors or DPs

tweets of the game . . .

s w e e e e p!

first time EVER the M’s have swept a four-gamer in Oakland!

Mariners 6 | Athletics 5

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ON the MOUND

  • able to overcome another extremely short outing by Kikuch (3IP and 3ER)
  • bullpen stupendous, combining for 2ER over SIX innings

AT the PLATE

  • A’s scored early, M’s scored in the middle, went ahead and made it last
  • only SEVEN total hits but, FIVE for extra-bases
  • doubles by Toro and Raliegh
  • homers by Raliegh, Haniger and Torrens

IN the FIELD

ONE error (France)

tweets of the game . . .

Houston, we have a heartbreaker

Mariners 4 | ‘stros 5 (in 10)

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ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert: 4.1IP-6H-2R-2ER-1BB-5SO
  • the bullpen of Misiewicz, Sadler, Steckrider, Castillo posts 3.2 scoreless innings
  • but the normally stellar Sewald gives up the tying run in the 9th to send it to extras
  • and Ramirez gives up the game-winning hit (an RBI double) in the 10th

AT the PLATE

Only EIGHT total hits but, it looked like the FOUR runs m i g h t be enough . . .

  • Crawford w/a TWO-run, TWO out double to tie it in the 5th
  • Seager w/a solo shot gave the M’s the lead in the 6th
  • Torrens with and RBI single in the 9th (what we hoped would be an insurance run)

IN the FIELD

scary moment – error charged to Kelenic when he collides w/Bauers who had the ball in his glove (they are both OK)

tweets of the game . . .