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July 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Mariners lose 10th in a row after failing to score the final 12 innings

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This game started off well for the Mariners with five runs by the second inning. But then, thanks to some poor baserunning decisions and a lack of timely hitting, they went 12 consecutive scoreless frames and took a 6-5 loss in 14 innings to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rajai Davis hit a one-out single off Jamey Wright in the 14th and that was it. Davis is so quick that he stole second, then third and then came home on a John McDonald sacrifice fly to center. Make it 10 losses in a row, this one in four hours, 21 minutes.
First, the players who did stuff: Brendan Ryan was sensational at the plate, notching his first homer since June 2010 as well as a double and single. He also produced Web Gem candidates in the field.
David Pauley tossed three superb innings of relief in the 10th, 11th and 12th.
Greg Halman hit that three run homer.
Dustin Ackley had an early RBI and played a solid first base late when needed.
Chone Figgins was a tough out at the plate all night. But his getting picked off first to end the eighth really hurt.
Mike Carp had two doubles and a single as well, but getting picked off second with none out in the 11th was a killer.


Where to go from here? Well, if you’re the M’s, you try to forget what happened the last dozen innings and focus on the first two.
Seems this team is capable of scoring more than once per game.
The 1963 Houston Colt 45’s are probably safe in their record for a low-scoring month after tonight.
But still, this M’s team has a hard enough time winning against other squads. It can’t throw in the added obstacle of having to compete against itself. That happened far too often tonight when the team should have just added on runs.
Frustrating defeat, No other way to put it.

Comments | Topics: Brendan Ryan, Chone Figgins

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