Mariners salvage horrific week with a win

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The Mariners managed to take one of the three games in this series and it seemed to be an immense relief. After a 5 game losing streak, the M’s found themselves needed an win not matter what. Dropping a sweep against the Yankees and losing this series against the Red Sox has been a bit disheartening; however, these may have been the best two team in all of baseball. It is time to move on and get healthy against the Orioles next week.

Jun 22   @          Boston  L             14 – 10

This was a game that started off well, by staring off well, I mean the top of the 1st saw homers by Nelson Cruz and Ryon Healy with 4 runs coming across the plate. Problems ensured immediately after this as the Boston offense pummeled Wade LeBlanc for 5 runs.  Wade settled down for the next 3 innings but a Rafael Devers single to left, to score Mitch Moreland, would be the end of LeBlanc.

The Mariners had actually matched the Red Sox for offensive output as they were actually ahead of the Sox 10-5 at the end of the 4th inning. A meltdown by Juan Nicasio and Nick Vincent saw 7 runs surrendered and the Red Sox would turn this game in to a 14 run 20 hit effort.

Jun 23   @          Boston  W          7 – 2

On Saturday, the Mariners saw a much needed win to break their 5 game losing streak. The Mariners would dominate from beginning to the bottom of the 9th when the Sox would get 2 garbage time runs. Mike Leake would throw 8 shutout innings allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks.

Oddly enough there were no homeruns this game, but Mitch Haniger would tally 3 RBI this day. Overall the hit parade rained as the M’s would knock in 14 hits to score their 7 runs.  In a week where everything went wrong, it was good to see a “W” on the scoreboard.

Jun 24   @          Boston  L             5 – 0

Chris Sale was who we thought he was. Cy Young caliber and dominant as ever. Sale struck out 13 Mariners on his way to a shutout. He hit 100mph on his fastball, allowing just 5 baserunners. This was a throw away game for the M’s, the hope was to take some games from the lesser pitcher and they got one—sometimes you have to take the little victories.

Just the stats Ma’am

 

  • #3 in batting average in the MLB (.261)
  • #1 in saves (28)
  • #11 in fewest errors (40)
  • #12 in runs scored (342)

 

Standings

AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 52 27 .658 0.0
Seattle 47 31 .603 4.5
LA Angels 41 37 .526 10.5
Oakland 40 38 .513 11.5
Texas 34 45 .430 18.0

 

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.