Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. 14 times is a trend that might not stop.
The Mariners have allowed 10-plus runs in a game this season 14 times, which leads Major League Baseball.
It would also be their 12th loss by six or more runs in their last 34 games. That’s 35 percent of them.
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) June 5, 2019
Through three innings, it looked like this game would be a fun back and forth battle. In the 5th inning, the Astros took a 4-1 lead.
Daniel Vogelbach helped the M’s take the lead in the 6th with a bases-clearing pinch-hit 3-Run Double, which put Seattle up 5-4.
The Astros went on to score the final seven runs of the game.
Winning Pitcher, (1-0) Reymin Guduan: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
Losing Pitcher, (2-4) Brandon Brennan: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 0 K, 2 BB
Game three of the Mariners-Astros four-game series is Wednesday. Pregame coverage starts at 6 p.m. on Freedom 970.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 3rd … Tony Kemp Home Run, 1-0 Astros.
Bottom 3rd … Mitch Haniger Home Run, 1-1 (Mariner broadcast went away during Haniger’s home run).
Top 4th … Robinson Chirinos Home Run, 2-1 Astros.
Top 5th … Alex Bregman RBI Double, 3-1 Astros.
Top 5th … Michael Brantley RBI Double, 4-1 Astros.
Bottom 6th … Omar Narvaez RBI Single, 4-2 Astros.
Bottom 6th … Daniel Vogelbach (pinch-hit) 3-Run Double, 5-4 Mariners.
Top 7th … Derek Fisher RBI Single, 5-5.
Top 7th … Bregman RBI Ground out, 6-5 Astros.
Top 7th … Yuli Gurriel Sacrifice Fly, 7-5 Astros.
Top 8th … Myles Straw RBI Double, 8-5 Astros.
Top 8th … Jake Marisnick 2-Run Double, 10-5 Astros.
Top 8th … Bregman Sacrifice Fly, 11-5 Astros.
Final Call, Astros Win 11-5.