TWO shutouts in-a-row

Mariners 1 | ‘stros 0

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ON the MOUND

Gilbert posts the first FIVE scoreless innings

then the “S’s” followup with the next THREE (Sheffield, Sadler, Steckenrider, Sewald)

AT the PLATE

and, guess who got the only run?

Toro again! Not as dramatic as last night but, turns out a sac-fly in the 6th was all that was needed 🙂

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Toro-Seager-France; Crawford-Toro-France)

Toro > Graveman = #tradewin ;-)

Mariners 4 | ‘stros 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Kikuchi: SEVEN scoreless innings – FOUR hits – TWO walks – FOUR K’s
  • Sewald + Doolittle adding TWO scoreless frames apiece

AT the PLATE

How sweet it was . . .

Toro vs Graveman (traded for each other back in July) and Toro scores the only runs of the game – FOUR with one swing of the bat!!!

IN the FIELD

  • TWO DPs (Crawford-Toro-France; Toro-Crawford-France)
  • Error for Kelenic

good starting and awesome relief – late, great O!

Mariners 5 | Athletics 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Marco: 6IP-5H-3R-3ER-0BB-2SO
  • Swanson+Misiewicz+Sewald = S H U T O U T

AT the PLATE

TEN total hits . . .

  • all but TWO batters had at least ONE hit
  • Toro with THREE hits

Late scoring again . .

  • Mitch w/a TWO-run shot in the 6th
  • Ty doing his tie thing AGAIN – solo shot to tie it in the 9th
  • Jake B with a TWO-run single to put the Ms ahead in the 9th for good

IN the FIELD

  • DP = Toro-Crawford-France
  • OA to Jake B
  • E for Kyle

tweets of the game . . .

needed the runs but, oh that pitching and defense!

Mariners 6 | ‘stros 3

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ON the MOUND

  • near-QS for Anderson: 5.1IP-8H-2R-2ER-1BB-4SO
  • Smith+Misiewicz+Steckenrider+Sewald combined for 4.2 scoreless
  • Sewald’s inning was not for the faint of heart – bases loaded and nobody out and he’s able to keep ’em on the pond and ultimately, earn the W
  • Middleton gave up a run in the 11th (luckily, Kyle made it insufficient)
  • Ramirez with a 2-out SAVE

AT the PLATE

the ‘stros outhit the M’s TWELVE to NINE

and the M’s took their sweet time getting their SIX runs – they didn’t score at all till the 8th . . .

  • JP got them on the board with an RBI double in the 8th
  • Ty tied it in the 9th with a solo shot
  • Ty untied it in the 11th with an RBI single
  • Kyle provided the much-needed insurance with a THREE-run shot in the 11th

IN the FIELD

  • DP (Crawford-Toro-France)
  • Error for Kelenic
  • one super-duper play by France (he’s doing it ALL!)

tweets of the game . . .

of salvaging w/superb arms and j u s t enough bats . . .

Mariners 2 | Yankees 0

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M’s avoid a four game sweep in the Bronx via a nail-biter shutout . . .

It was scoreless until the 8th when Segar hit a ground rule double scoring Toro. Then, an unfortunate dust up when Kelenic got tossed after jawing with the ump on a strikeout call for the second out (Servias also got run). Raleigh came through after that to score Haniger (Segar was thrown out at home for the 3rd out) to make it 2-0, where it would stay.

Sure, it would have been nice to at least have a split vs the Yanks but, to get this last one, especially in such tense fashion, should make for a much happier flight home – with a day off before the home stand vs Texas and Toronto.

Funny that the M’s run differential has been pretty pathetic all season – this road trip was +7 but only equated to

ON the MOUND

  • a few too many pitches for Kikuchi to get to a QS (Yanks worked the count ALL series) but FIVE scoreless in the Bronx not exactly sneeze-worthy: 5IP-4H-0R-0ER-3BB-6SO
  • Sadler saw just three batters (single, HBP, popup) before being replaced by Sewald – who Servias commented “flipped the momentum” – he got the next two batters out to end the 6th and then retired the side in order in the 7th and ended up with the W
  • enter Steckenrider for two full innings of ONE hit NO runs NO walks and TWO strikeouts for the save

AT the PLATE

Obviously not a lot of offense – on either side . . .
each team had only SIX hits and only ONE extra base hit (both doubles) and left a TON on base (M’s 9 / Y’s 11)

IN the FIELD and ON THE BASES

overall GREAT defense (from hot shots on the hot corner to leaping, diving outfield snares)

  • no M’s errors (Yanks recorded two)
  • no DPs (one turned against them)
  • Bauers w/a SB

tweets of the game . . .

bummer in the 7th

Mariners 3 | Yankees 5

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ON the MOUND

  • near QS for Anderson: 5IP-5H-2R-2ER-2BB-4SO
  • Misiewicz and Sadler each w/scoreless frames in the 6th and 8th respectively
  • ‘t was the 7th that was the downfall – Sewald gave up a 3-run homer to Gallo that put the Yanks ahead for good

AT the PLATE

TEN hits for each team (and both left EIGHT on base)

  • the M’s out-homered the Yanks (2/1) – unfortunately, the M’s were solo shots (Seager and Kelenick)
  • only other RBI score was Haniger’s sac-fly

IN the FIELD

No errors

No DPs (but they had THREE turned against them 😦 )

tweets of the game . . .

3 pitchers, 3 hits = shutout victory!!!

Mariners 2 | Angels 0

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ON the MOUND

  • Flexen flexin’ his QS plus for the WIN: 7IP-3H-0R-0ER-2BB-6SO (has allowed ONE run or LESS in his EIGHT of his last TEN home starts)
  • Steckenrider strikes out the side in his inning of work for the HOLD
  • Sewald K’s Otahni and then gets a fly out and a ground out for the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Not a lot of O but, with pitching like above, who needs it?!?

  • Fraley with a fielder’s choice
  • Torrens with an RBI triple (his last triple was in 2017)

IN the FIELD

No errors, No DPs – just solid D (including Moore at 3B)

tweets of the game . . .

good pitching, just enough hitting and awesome D!

Mariners 4 | Athletics 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Gilbert gave up back-to-back doubles (that led to the TWO runs) but recovered well the rest of his outing: 4.0IP-4H-2R-2ER-0BB-4SO
  • Sewald with a scoreless TWO for the victory and the rest of the pen back to doing their thing

AT the PLATE

  • ELEVEN total hits
  • only TWO for extra bases (doubles by Crawford and Murphy)
  • but, RBI sprinkled throughout the lineup (Kelenic, France, Crawford, Murphy)

IN the FIELD

no DPs; Murphy w/an error but, an overall awesome glove day!

tweets of the game . . .

the L’s are mounting . . .

Mariners 4 | Padres 6

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ON the MOUND

despite the novelty of his first career hit, not Shef’s best effort on the mound – the 5th inning got away 😦 5IP-7H-R6-5ER-5BB-3SO

Swanson and Sewald did their part: 3IP-1H-0R-0ER-4BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

despite double digit hits (for a change) . . .

only THREE for extra bases (Haniger homer and Seager w/TWO doubles)

IN the FIELD

no help from the battery D: THREE errors- TWO for Murphy and ONE for Shef

tweets of the game . . .

series win and above .500

Mariners 3 | Indians 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Dugger goes THREE scoreless innings w/FOUR K’s
  • the new guy –Sewald– goes TWO scoreless of his own and picks up the W

and who didn’t pitch today?

  • Montero+Vest+Misiewicz+Swanson+Graveman = 4IP-5H-2R-1ER-2BB-5SO
  • and Gravy with the S and a still, sterling ERA

AT the PLATE

only FIVE hits today . . .

  • and not a Haniger homer among them – though he DID have TWO doubles
  • but the RBI’s came from singles via Lewis and Crawford
  • TWO of the NINE walks came around to score on JP’s single

IN the FIELD

  • DP = Walton-Moore-Marmolejos
  • Walton’s error cost a run in the 6th

tweets of the game . . .