lots of firsts in one swing!

Mariners 7 | Indians 3

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ON the MOUND

  • interesting line for Flexen ~w/zero K’s but enough for the W~ 5.2IP-5H-1R-1ER-1BB-0SO
  • Graveman + Swanson, nice combo of: 2.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-0BB-1S0
  • then Chargois had a rough go (hbp, homer, double)
  • so, Montero came in for the last out (groundout) and the S

AT the PLATE

nice to see the bats come alive ~ their TEN hits was the first double-digit performance since Texas and included THREE homers (Kelenic, Seager, Haniger) and THREE doubles (Kelenic, Moore, Haggerty)

very fun to see “the new guy” contributing big time! (in only his second game!)

  • his first major league hit was also his first homer and accounted for his first (TWO) RBI
  • his first double in the bigs accounted for his THIRD RBI

IN the FIELD and ON THE BASES

  • TWO DP’s turned (Crawford-Marmolejos-Moore; Crawford-Marmolejos)
  • Moore with another SB (tied for third in the AL)
  • Marmolejos with TWO errors

tweets of the game . . .

nothing but bad news right before the game 😦

but, then a LOT of good stuff during the game 🙂

c.r.a.z.y.

Mariners 8 | Rangers 9

4-1, 5-4, 5-6, 6-6, 7-9, 8-9

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ON the MOUND

Unfortunately, Newsome left the game with an apparent injury after 2.2

SIX more would pitch and, not very effectively . . .

AT the PLATE

  • all but TWO batters had at least ONE hit
  • homer by White, Seager and Torrens
  • FIVE batters with at least ONE RBI; Crawford w/TWO, White w/THREE
  • doubles by Moore and White

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Seager-Moore-White)

but, a very costly mistake by Torrens (thought it was a force at home when it wasn’T)

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 . . .

d! d! d!

Mariners 4 | Dogers 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield with a l m o s t a quality start –> 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-3BB-6SO
  • usual stellar bully –> Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-1BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

#4 and #7 combine for all FOUR Mariner runs

  • Marmolejos w/ a homer (114.1 MPH, no less!) and a double
  • Trammell with a homer (accounting for all FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

but, oh that “D” – warms my heart

Mitch slides ~ Evan dives ~ Dylan leaps for a rocket

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 . . .