SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 3 Houston Astros 4

Robinson Cano, George SpringerAnother game, another loss to the the Astros, as Houston takes their 8th straight game in defeating the Seattle Mariners 4-3.

Houston roughed-up Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias early scoring 3 runs on an Evan Gattis homerun in the 1st followed by a Jake Marisnick homerun in the 2nd inning.

Robinson Cano knocked in an RBI scoring Austin Jackson on a double in the 3rd.  And in the 9th back-to-back homeruns by Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison.  Ultimately the Mariners came up short, failing to hit with runners in scoring position, something that’s plagued the Mariners this year.

The Houston Astros (16-7) stay atop the American League West while the Mariners (10-13) struggle to get to .500.  Taking this series is vital to getting back into the thick of the race.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Seattle Mariners
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
Houston Astros
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 0

Offensive Highlights:

2b: Robinson Cano

3b: Logan Morrison

HR: Nelson Cruz, Logan Morrison

SB: Austin Jackson

Winning Pitcher:

Josh Fields (1-0) 1.1 inning, 4K

Losing Pitcher:

Roenis Elias (0-1) 8Ks, 3BB, 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 innings


Luke Gregerson (5)

SSU Player of the Game

Astros Designated Hitter Evan Gattis:  in the 1st inning he drove a 347 home run to left field with a man on base to set the tone for this game.

Next Side Up:
Mariners face the Astros again on Saturday the 2nd at 4PM PST.  The Mariners look to shed their woes by sending Taijuan Walker to the mound to face no-nonsense Astros pitcher Collin McHugh (3-0 record 2.92 ERA).

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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.