LET’S GO: It’s your favorite WNBA reporter back on the baseball beat. Uh, Jayda, in case you’re wondering who that is exactly. Anyway, I was told y’all don’t need much from me, just a comfortable space to rant. What’s left to say about these teams is a mystery to me, so I’ll…More
Category: Game threads
The Angels win, but they still lose: No playoff this year after Oakland clinches at least wild card with a win over Texas. ANGELS EIGHTH: Trout missed a chance for the cycle by grounding out to third against Hector Noesi. He needed a homer. Angels are facing elimination if Oakland can get three more outs to…More
The Matt Harrison reign of terror is over, as Blake Beavan out pitches him, with major relief help from Josh Kinney and Tom Wilhelmsen. Michael Saunders’ HR in the second is the only run. RANGERS EIGHTH: The M’s hold their 1-0 lead thanks to brilliant relief work by Josh Kinney, who replaced Beavan with two on…More
The Rangers got the first two men on in the ninth on a single followed by an Alex Liddi error, but Seattle turned its third double play of the night. Wilhelmsen then struck out Mitch Moreleand to end it. MARINERS EIGHTH: Big, big insurance runs on a two-run homer by Miguel Olivo off Alexi Ogando. 6-3…More
They did get a two-run homer from John Jaso in the ninth, and loaded the bases with two outs, but the hole they dug was far too deep. All of Seattle’s runs came on homers by Saunders, Thames and Jaso. Trayvon Robinson struck out to end it. Moral victory: They forced Buck Showalter to get…More
The Mariners came into this homestand with an eight-game winning streak at Safeco, but they’re 3-5 with one game to play. Not much to say about this one — it was pretty much over when Oakland scored four in the fourth to knock out Iwakuma. MARINERS EIGHTH: A one-out single by Saunders. That’s it. 5-1 Oakland. MARINERS…More
That one big fourth inning by the Mariners has sucked the life out of the Red Sox. Seattle leads it 4-1 midway through the seventh inning and it sounds like Red Sox Nation has been reduced to Red Sox County, or maybe Red Sox Main Street inside Safeco Field because the only noise being made is for the home team — which is generally how it’s supposed to go, but rarely does when Boston comes to town.
Highlights of this game? Well, Jason Vargas hasn’t given up a home run and has pitched relatively well. Miguel Olivo has a pair of hits. Kind of a yawner, but the Mariners will take it as opposed to another one-run game. Can’t remember the last time a Red Sox team rolled over and died like this but they haven’t even made Vargas sweat a trickle since the four-run outburst.
Bobby Valentine might be having a late lunch/early dinner with his owner and GM to go along with that earlier breakfast. This will be the seventh loss in a row for Boston unless the Mariners pull a total collapse over the final two innings.
After a bit of a rain delay, the game is under way. The M’s are hoping to pull out at least one win in Chicago after dropping the first two in the series. We apologize for not having blog updates this weekend: the games are being reported for us by a free-lancer who does not have…More
Hernandez strikes out Sean Rodriguez to end it, and chaos ensues. First perfecto in Mariners’ history, third in MLB this season, most ever. Mariners first team to ever had a perfect game thrown against them, and by them, in same season. In ninth, Felix struck out pinch-hitter Desmond Jennings, got pinch-hitter Jeff Keppinger…More
The Mariners got a leadoff single from Kyle Seager but nothing more in ninth. It was the third inning that did in Beavan and the Mariners. Tampa Bay scored all four of their runs. RAYS NINTH: Baseball is a crazy game. Montero throws out Desmond Jennings, one of the most successful base stealers in the American…More