Despite hitting four home runs, having nine hits, and scoring eight runs the Mariners fall to the White Sox 10-8. The Achilles heel of this team so far this season has been defense and pitching and they both reared their ugly head this afternoon. The Mariners had 3 errors today and have now had an error in every game besides one this season. The pitching couldn’t hold to an 8-6 lead in the 7th inning as the bullpen allowed four runs in two innings and the Mariners were unable to muster any more runs. Seattle has now homered in every game this season, but until they sharpen their defense and improve their pitching they won’t be considered a real threat to make the postseason this year. Up next, they continue their series against Chicago tomorrow afternoon.

Game highlights:

Domingo Santana continued his hot start to the year, with a Solo HR to right field. 1-0 Seattle.

The White Sox answered in the bottom half of the 1st inning. Tim Beckham had an error that let a man on base, and a couple batters later he committed another error that led to a run. Beckham committed 3 errors in the inning.

After trailing 6-1, Seattle stormed back to tie the game at 6. They got a solo shot from DH Daniel Vogelbach in the 4th, and two innings later Ryon Healy tied it up at 6 with a 2-run shot to left field.

The home runs just kept on coming as Mitch Hanniger joined the party with his own 2-run shot in the 6th inning, to give the Mariners an 8-6 lead.

Unfortunately, Seattle couldn’t hold to the lead and gave up four runs in two innings.  Final call, Chicago wins 10-8.


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