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June 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Game thread: Mariners vs. Braves — June 4, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Marty Foster (60), 1B Will Little (93), 2B Ted Barrett (65), 3B Paul Schrieber (43)
  • Mariners’ official game notes06.04.14 Game Notes
  • Braves’ official game notes6-4 – Braves game notes
  • Daily MLB statpack06.04.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE

 

THIS DAY IN MARINERS HISTORY (June 4):

  • 1979 – The Mariners blasted a club record six home runs to help them to an 11-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, at the Kingdome.
  • 1982 – Jim Beattie fired a 2-hit shutout at Detroit. He outdueled Jack Morris in the 4-0 win.
  • 1983 – The Mariners Richie Zisk hit a pair of home runs against the Yankees (his 199th and 200th of his career) for his 1st multiple-home run game of the season.
  • 1985 – Phil Bradley’s one-out home run in the top of the 12th inning off of Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez gave the Mariners a 7-6 win over the Tigers in Detroit.  Hernandez had retired the 13 batters he faced prior to Bradley’s game-winning blast.
  • 1992 – Kevin Mitchell hit his first career grand slam in the first inning and Ken Griffey Jr. answered with a two-run bomb in the second to start a home run derby. When the smoke cleared, Griffey and Mitchell each had two home runs and the Mariners had cruised to a 10-3 win on the strength of seven runs in the first two innings. Dave Fleming improved to 8-1 on the season, his eighth straight win. It was the best start ever for a Mariner pitcher.
  • 1996 – The Mariners score four times in the ninth inning off Jose Mesa for a 10-7 win at Cleveland. The win snaps the Indians streak of 118 straight wins when leading after eight innings.
  • 2000 – Outfielder Stan Javier robs San Diego’s Phil Nevin of a home run by bringing the ball back over the fence, then catching it while falling to the ground.  The catch is a finalist for Play of the Year on the ESPY’s.
  • 2001 – Bret Boone drives in a career-high 7 runs and tied his career-high with 4 hits, including 2 HR’s, vs. Texas.

 

First inning

M’s go down 1-2-3 as Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella makes a nice play on a hard hit ball from Cano in the hole for the third out.

Iwakuma gave up a lead off single to Jason Heyward, struck out BJ Upton and Freddie Freeman, gave up another single to Justin Upton, but ended the inning by getting Evan Gattis to ground into a fielder’s choice.

Mariners 0, Braves 0

Second inning

Another 1-2-3 inning for Minor. Home plate up Marty Foster called some low strikes in that inning. It will be interesting to see if that continues.

Iwakuma allowed a lead-off single to Chris Johnson, but worked out of the inning.

Mariners 0, Braves 0

Third inning

The M’s have a hit. Cole Gillespie singled to left and stole second. Willie Ballgame drew a two-out walk, but Endy Chavez grounded out.

Iwakuma with a 1-2-3 inning against the top of the order.

Mariners 0, Braves 0

Fourth inning

The Mariners have a lead. Cano and Romero started off the inning with singles. And with two outs, Gillespie dumped a single into left to score Cano. It was Gillespie’s second hit of the game. . M’s lead 1-0

Iwakuma with a 1-2-3 inning. He’s retired nine straight.

Mariners 1, Braves 0

Fifth inning

Hisashi Iwakuma drew a lead-off walk – the first time he reached base in MLB. He was 1-for-22 during his time in Japan. M’s do nothing beyond that.

Iwakuma works another 1-2-3 inning. That’s 12 in a row.

Mariners 1, Braves 0

Sixth inning

Zunino with a two-out hit, but Gillespie strikes out to end the inning. Marty Foster’s strike zone has been a little meh today.

Iwakuma finally gives up a hit to Heyward to start the inning.

Seventh inning

A lead-off walk from Miller and a nice sac bunt from Kuma doesn’t yield any runs.

Iwakuma gave up a lead-off single to Gattis, which was erased by a 4-6-3 double play.

Mariners 1, Braves 0

Eighth inning

The Mariners push the lead to 2-0. Stefen Romero tripled to the right-center gap and Kyle Seager scored pinch runner James Jones with a single through the right side.

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