Follow us:

Mariners blog

Daily coverage of the Mariners during the season and all year long.

June 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Game thread: Cubs 7, Mariners 6 final

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs the first four innings off Jeremy Bonderman and Blake Beavan to grab a 7-1 lead.

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs the first four innings off Jeremy Bonderman and Blake Beavan to grab a 7-1 lead.

Kyle Seager just snapped an 0-for-19 slump with a two-run homer to right field, cutting Chicago’s lead to 7-6 in the eighth. Moments earlier, Raul Ibanez equalled his home run total for all of last season by hitting his 19th, a solo blast to right field on an 0-2 pitch from Shawn Camp. That cuts

3:26 p.m.: The Mariners got a run back in the fifth inning and then Jason Bay went deep to left field in the seventh to cut Chicago’s lead down to 7-3. Hey, with this Cubs’ bullpen, you never know.

2:45 p.m.: The Mariners got on the board in the bottom of the third when Henry Blanco singled, Endy Chavez doubled and Nick Franklin grounded out to the right side to bring the run in. But Jeremy Bonderman gave up his fifth double of the day, to Darwin Barney, to lead off the fourth and then Kyle Seager let a routine grounder through his legs for a two-base error that brought a Cubs run home.

Starlin Castro followed with a single to center to bring in a fifth run and end Bonderman’s terrible day. Blake Beavan came on and yielded an RBI double to Alfonso Soriano and then a single to Anthony Rizzo that makes it 7-1 for the Cubs.

1:35 p.m.: Chicago led off the second inning with back-to-back doubles by Alfonso Soriano and Anthony Rizzo off Jeremy Bonderman. That opened the scoring and then, one out later, Brian Bogusevic lined another double over the head of Endy Chavez in center to bring a second run in and then Darwin Barney drilled Chicago’s fourth double of the inning into the left field corner to make it a 3-0 game.

12:46 p.m.: Jeremy Bonderman has been on quite the roll of late. His last four starts, he’s allowed just four earned runs total while averaging more than six innings per contest.

He’s held right-handed batters to just a .163 batting average, while lefties are batting .294.

That explains why the Cubs have four left-handed batters in there today.

Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 12.49.56 PM

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►