g149 | don’t bother to meet me in St Louie

Mariners 2 | Cardinals 12

Erasmo was far from sharp . . . .
never a good sign when your pitcher gives up more runs than innings pitched (and he also hit a couple of batters)
FOUR innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FIVE runs ~ ZERO walks ~ ONE strikeout

Unfortunately, he was not alone in his “dullness” . . .
} Carter was no help (a common occurrence of late) . . . he faced THREE batters, retired NONE and gave up TWO runs
} Bobby gave up ONE run in his ONE inning
} Chance gave up THREE in his TWO
} Lucas was the sole effective pitcher – much too little, much too late

Sad story . . .
~ Abraham had the loan XBH (a double ) and a sac-fly to score Endy
~ Guti had an RBI single that scored Abraham

Dustin nailed at 2B by Molina (though, the reply appeared to show he was safe) . . .
losing track of the CS’s in this series – curious that they finally running when there’s a great catcher behind the plate 😦

tweet of the game . . . 

g148 | losing streak stopped at five . . . . .

Mariners 4 | Cardinals 1






James was AWESOME again . . .
He retired the first EIGHT batters he faced – from the box score link . . .

“I was really just locked in on the catcher,” Paxton said. “I didn’t hear the crowd much or notice how many people were there until they took me out of the game. Then I said to somebody, ‘Wow, it’s loud. There’s a lot of people here, huh?’ But I just stayed locked in and focused on what was going on.”

SIX innings ~ TWO hits ~ ZERO earned runs ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Tom got a couple outs but, also walked ONE but, incurred no damage
} Charlie gave up run on a WP
} Danny earned his FOURTEENTH save via 1-2-3 with only NINE pitches

Still some missed opportunities at the plate today (like bases loaded with only ONE out and Guti and Kyle striking out) but, though they were hardly world-beaters on offense, a nice balanced approach got it done . . .

  • Guti made up for it in the 5th with a TWO-run double – including James with an RBI, after walking earlier in the inning!
  • Kendrys 22nd homer came in the 8th
  • And a little insurance was manufactured in the 9th when Dustin walked, advanced on Abraham’s single, advanced again on a WP and then scored on Carlos’ sac fly

A bit better ALL around in the field, on the bases AND behind the plate today . . .
Still no double-plays turned in the entire game – by either side – and no stolen bases.

Brad had to leave the game with a tight hamstring (Carlos replaced him in the 7th)

tweet of the game . . .

fun note . . . 

g147 | lack of fundamentals sinks rooks and wastes Kuma’s gem

Mariners 1 | Cardinals 2 (in 10)

lead glove

Kuma tossed a gem (getting to that 200 inning milestone once again) but it was all for naught . . .
SEVEN innings ~ THREE hits ~ ZERO earned runs ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ ONE strikeout

the bullpen was a mixed bag . . .
} Charlie allowed a run on a walk and a hit
} Yoervis was strong in his 1.1 w/ no hits or walks and ONE strikeout
} things really crumbled in the 10th when Chance came in, struck out the first two batters, then allowed a single. Ollie relieved him and walked TWO to load the bases and then the winning run scored on a passed ball 😦

~ TEN hits is good.
~ Only ONE run on only ONE extra base hit (Mike’s third homer), not so much.
They were still in line to take this game, despite the lack of offensive production – the defensive miscues really hurt.

* Nick misjudged a pop-up that ended up going for a TWO base error
* Brad made a bad throw to Kendrys that allowed the tying run to score
* Mike allowed a passed ball with the bases loaded in the 10th that allowed the winning run to score

tweets of the game . . .