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June 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Mariners-Dodgers game thread, June 8

M’S NO-HIT DODGERS — Wilhemlsen closes it out. Lots more later.
BOTTOM EIGHT — No runs for the M’s in the eighth. Wilhelmsen on to preserve the you-know-what.
TOP EIGHT — A crazy 8th and I don’t have time to recap it all here. But two walks and three Mariner pitchers ended up with still no runs or hits for the Dodgers, so it remains 1-0 to the bottom of the eighth.
BOTTOM SEVENTH — We have a run as the Mariners staged a 2-out rally off reliever Scott Elbert to take a 1-0 lead. Ichiro reached on an infield single, Ackley walked and Seager — 0-2 previously with RISP — hit a drive that deflected off the glove of SS Dee Gordon and into left field. Ichiro easily beat the throw home. Montero flied out to end the inning.
Pryor still on the mound for the Mariners.
MILLWOOD UPDATE — We were just told he left with a mild strain of his right groin.
TOP SEVENTH — Furbush allowed a two-base error with one out that got a runner to second. But he then struck out Ethier and Pryor came on and struck out Rivera to end the inning.
Still no hits for the Dodgers and no runs for either team. Also still no word on Millwood’s injury.
MILLWOOD LEAVES GAME — Millwood has left the game with some sort of injury. He came out to start the inning but stopped before throwing his second warmup pitch, called out trainer Rick Griffin, and quickly left. Charlie Furbush now in.
So while the Mariners can get one of those things in which the other team gets no hits, it won’t be Millwood’s alone.
BOTTOM SIX — The M’s got a leadoff single from Montero but nothing more in the sixth, so the game remains scoreless and attention now turns to Kevin Millwood.
TOP SIX — Call it what you want — Kevin Millwood has still not allowed a hit through 6 innings against the Dodgers. He struck out Gwynn to end the inning.
BOTTOM FIVE —- M’s got two 2-out hits but no runs after Seager grounded out hard to end the inning following a bloop by Ichiro and a seeing-eye grounder by Ackley.
TOP FIVE — Kevin Millwood allowed a walk, but still has not allowed a hit, as we go to the bottom of the five. Rivera led off the inning with a full-count walk but Abreu hit into a 3-6-3 double play on the next pitch and Hairston then struck out on three straight, the last looking. Still scoreless.
BOTTOM FOUR — A Saunders 2-out single but that’s it for M’s in the fourth. Still scoreless. Eovaldi hitting 97 on the gun here, showing some good stuff in his first Safeco appearance.
TOP FOUR — 12 up, 12 down for the Dodgers against Kevin Millwood. Still scoreless to the bottom of the fourth. The inning was highlighted by a bare-handed scoop and throw by Seager of a Dee Gordon bunt down the third-base line.
BOTTOM THIRD — M’s get a hit and a walk but strand 2 so it’s still scoreless after 3. Seager popped up foul down the third base line for the final out on a 3-1 count after the count had been 3-0.
TOP THIRD — Dodgers another 3 up, 3 down inning in third. Still no score at Safeco. Millwood just 29 pitches through three.
Roof open and sun out on a surprisingly nice night given what the day was like.
BOTTOM SECOND — No nothing for the M’s in the second, Eovaldi needing just 10 pitches to get through it.
TOP SECOND — Another three up, three down for Millwood, and again on just 10 pitches. Still scoreless and hitless to the bottom of the second.
BOTTOM FIRST — No hits or runs for the Mariners in the first, but a walk by Seager helped force Eovaldi to throw 25 pitches — Millwood threw just 10 in the top.
TOP FIRST — Three up, three down for Dodgers against Kevin Millwood. Edgar Martinez threw out the first pitch with Don Mattingly looking on in the other dugout — more shades of 1995.
TONIGHT’S POLL — We’re about to get started here at Safeco Field. One of the big questions about this homestand is whether the Mariners can keep up the same hitting they displayed on their last road trip.
The Times is letting you get in on the action by asking that very question in this poll:

Will the Mariners break out of their hitting slump at Safeco this home stand?



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