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July 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Game thread: Mariners at Astros — July 2, 2014

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THIS DAY IN MARINERS HISTORY (July 2):

  • 1979 – Dan Meyer is named A.L. Player of the Month for June, the first Mariner to win the honor. Meyer hit .369 (41-111) with seven doubles, three triples, nine HR, 23 RBI, and a .731 slugging percentage. Meyer hit in a club record 21 straight games June 9-30.
  • 1990 – Randy Johnson is named A.L. Pitcher of the Month for June. Johnson is 5-0 with a 2.40 ERA for the month that began with the Mariners first no-hitter on June 2.
  • 1994 – Ken Griffey Jr. leads the Mariners to a 12 – 6 win over the Yankees by getting 5 singles.
  • 1995 – Joey Cora’s game ending single with 2 outs in the 9th vs. Texas pulled the Mariners to within three games of first place, the closest they would be to first until September 16.
  • 1997 – Jeff Fassero lays down a bunt single against San Francisco to log the first ever hit by a Mariners pitcher.
  • 2012 – The Mariners started three Japanese players (Iwakuma-P, Kawasaki-2B, Ichiro-RF), the first time in MLB history three Japan-born players have been in a starting lineup. The Mariners defeated the Orioles 6-3 behind a three-run double  by Casper Wells in the 7th inning, erasing a 3-1 deficit. Miguel Olivo and Dustin Ackley hit back-to-back home runs in the 8th inning.
  • 2013 – Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with 2 home runs and a career-high-tying 6 RBI in the Mariners 9-2 win over the Rangers in Arlington. Raul Ibañez and Morales hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning. The HR was Raul’s 20th of the season, becoming the oldest player (41 years, 30 days) to record 20 home runs prior to the All-Star break.

 

If you thought Jarred Cosart and Colling McHugh were slow workers, then prepare yourself for Brad Peacock, because he works at a similar pace, according to Fangraphs

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Curious about who the slowest worker is on the Mariners? Well that’s easy. It’s Yoevis “walk around the mound” Medina. Here’s their list 

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First inning

The Mariners had a chance at some runs. Robinson Cano drew a walk and then Kyle Seager singled, putting runners on the corners with two outs. But Logan Morrison struck out looking.

Chris Young works a 1-2-3 inning

Mariners 0, Astros 0

Second inning

Dustin Ackley got his fourth hit in seven at-bats, but nothing came of it.

Chris Young issued a two out walk, but struck out the side.

Mariners 0, Astros 0

Third inning

Peacock works a 1-2-3 inning.

Chris Young gives up his first hit and it’s a costly one. Marwin Gonzales yanked a solo home run down the right field line. He nearly hit the foul pole again.

Astros 1, Mariners 0

Fourth inning

John Buck tries to leg out a double to the corner, but is thrown out at second base.

Young goes 1-2-3

Astros 1, Mariners 0

Fifth inning

The Mariners go down 1-2-3

Kike’ Hernandez homered off of Chris Young to make it 2-0. Young has given up two hits, both homers.

Astros 2, Mariners 0

Sixth inning

Seattle likes the sixth here in Houston. They scored seven runs in the sixth yesterday and score four in the sixth today. Peacock suddenly forgot out to throw strikes after James Jones singled. He loaded the bases on a hit by pitch and a walk  and then wild pitched a run home. Logan Morrison doubled to right to score two runs and then John Buck singled up the middle to score Morrison. Mariners lead 4-2

Seventh inning

A Seager single stretches the lead to 5-2.

Young works through seven. He’s likley done. Outstanding start for him.

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