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June 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Game thread: Mariners at Braves — June 3, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Paul Schrieber (43), 1B Marty Foster (60), 2B Will Little (93), 3B Ted Barrett (65 CC)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.03.14 Game Notes
  • Braves’ official game notes: n/a
  • Daily MLB statpack06.03.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE


  • 1977 – Ruppert Jones hit a dramatic HR to break up Dennis Eckersley’s attempt to break Cy Young’s 23 consecutive hitless innings record. Jones’ HR stopped Eck’s streak at 22.1 hitless innings and it was the only Mariner hit in this game.
  • 1984 – The Mariners complete their first road sweep since 1982 (at Toronto 6/29-7/1) by beating Texas 10-4 at Arlington Stadium.
  • 2001 – The Mariners won their franchise-record 11th consecutive game, beating the Devil Rays 8-4.
  • 2010 – Casey Kotchman breaks all-time record for most consecutive errorless chances by a first baseman (2,003). Previous record was 2,002 by Kevin Youkilis.
  • 2010 – Felix Hernandez strikes out 4 batters in the top of the 8th inning.  He is just the third pitcher in club history to accomplish this.
  • 2011 – Jason Vargas threw a complete-game, 4-hit shutout to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-0. The Mariners hit 3 home runs (after hitting 4 in the previous game), for first time since 2003 to record back-to-back games of 3+ homers at Safeco Field. Adam Kennedy and Miguel Olivo hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 5th inning.


First inning

Saunders with a bunt hit and Cano with a single, but Seager strikes out and Smoak pops out to end the inning.

Erasmo Ramirez looking like the same pitcher we saw earlier – pitches over the middle of the plate. He gave up three straight singles for a run and then Evan Gattis belted an opposite field three-run homer.  Not a good start to his outing.

Braves 4, Mariners 0

Second inning

M’s cut the lead to 4-2. Brad Miller and James Jones both come up with RBI singles. Jones got a little overaggressive after his hit and the Braves were able to get him after cutting off the throw to home.

Ramirez gives a run back. BJ Upon belted a home run to dead center on the first pitch.

Braves 5, Mariners 2

Third inning

M’s squander an opportunity. Saunders singled to start the inning and Cano doubled. But the M’s caught a tough break when Seager’s hard one hopper was gloved by Floyd on the mound. He fired to third to get Saunders, who had gotten too big of a jump. Smoak then popped up and Ackley grounded out to end the inning.

Ramirez gave up a one-out single to Gattis and a double to Johnson, but works out of the inning.

Braves 5, Mariners 2

Fourth inning

So we have ourselves a new ball game. With runners first and second Stefen Romero blasted a three-run pinch hit homer to tie the game. Ramirez is done after three brutal innings.

Wilhelmsen pitched a scoreless fourth.

Mariners 5, Braves 5

From El Paso …

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Here’s the link to the gamecast

Fifth inning

Wilhelmsen gets himself out of a small spot with nice 6-4-3 double play on Andrelton Simmons.

Sixth inning

M’s squander a bases loaded opportunity. Saunders struck out against Luis Avilan and Cano grounded out to end the inning. Brad Miller had another hit in the inning and has reached base three times tonight.

Mariners 5, Braves 5

Seventh inning

The Mariners have a lead. Dustin Ackley with some nice hustle to beat out an infield single on a slow roller to first. And then John Buck follows with his first homer as a Mariner – an opposite field two-run shot to put Seattle up 7-5. Third hit of the night for Buck.

Leone strikes out the side in the seventh. He’s had a good night.

Mariners 7, Braves 5





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