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The Seattle Mariners looked outclassed this weekend as they dropped a series to the LA Dodgers. While they won an exciting walk-off-balk on Saturday night they were run out of the stadium each of the 2 other games this weekend. The Mariners are now staring up at he Athletics and Astros who are tied for the AL West lead and 3 ½ games ahead of the True to the Blue.
Of note, Everett AquaSox’s own Matt Festa was called up this weekend.
Aug 17 vs LA Dodgers L 11 – 1
The Dodger’s Walker Buhler pitched 6 innings of one run ball en route to the win. He surrendered a home run to Ryon Healy, but he turned around and struck out 8 Mariners. As good as he looked, Wade LeBlanc looked equally bad on his way to his 3rd loss. Wade was run out in the 4th inning after giving up 7 runs.
Aug 18 vs LA Dodgers W 5 – 4
In a strange ending to a game, Cameron Maybin scored the wining run in the 10th off a balk by LA’s Dylan Floro. With Maybin on 3rd, Cano on 2nd and Nelson Cruz on 1st, Kyle Seager came up to bat. With 1 strike, Floro initiated his delivery before stepping off the mound. First base umpire Andy Fletcher called him for the game-ending balk. And argument ensued, but he M”s notched the victory.
Aug 19 vs LA Dodgers L 12 – 1
The Dodger’s Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 innings to win his 150th game of his career. The 3 time Cy Young winner has struggled his year but found a way to strikeout 7 Mariners and allow just one run. Roenis Elias had trouble finding any outs as the Dodgers sent 10 players to the plate in the 1st inning allowing 5 runs. Mariner relievers Chasen Bradford, Matt Festa, and Andrew Romine fared little better as the 3 combined for 6 innings and 7 runs allowed.
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