Before the game, Friday night looked like the M’s would win easily. Here’s why:
- Hottest pitcher on the team (Mike Leake, who pitched into the 7th inning or later the last five games) versus a “Bullpen Day” for the Orioles.
- Baltimore’s relief pitching is the second worst in the majors: 6.10 ERA.
In typical fashion, the Mariners struggled early. They fell behind 3-0, but eventually took a 10-3 lead in the 5th.
Baltimore may have a bad bullpen, but the M’s aren’t much better and sit 5th worst (5.22 ERA). The M’s tried to give away their 6-run lead.
In the end, Roenis Elías came in to close the game, and didn’t give up a base runner. Phew!
Against the Orioles or not, the offense was impressive at the top of the order.
Mallex Smith reached 5 times, with a final line of 3-3, 4 Runs, 2 BB, 1 RBI. J.P. Crawford was nice as well: 3-4, 1 Run, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
If you add Domingo Santana, who batted third, the top 3 of the M’s order went a combined 7-10, 5 BB, 5 Runs, 5 RBI.
Winning Pitcher, (7-6) Mike Leake: 5.1 IP, 7 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
Losing Pitcher, (0-1) Sean Gilmartin: 2.1 IP, 5 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
Save (9), Roenis Elías: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
The third game of the Mariners-Orioles four-game series is Saturday afternoon. Pregame coverage starts at 12 p.m. on 102.9/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 1st … Pedro Severino 2-Run Double, 2-0 Orioles
Top 1st … Chance Sisco RBI Single, 3-0 Orioles
Bottom 1st … J.P. Crawford RBI Single, 3-1 Orioles
Bottom 2nd … Dylan Moore Home Run, 3-2 Orioles
Bottom 2nd … Crawford RBI (Bloop) Single, 3-3
Bottom 3rd … Kyle Seager 2-Run Home Run, 5-3 Mariners
Bottom 3rd … Mallex Smith RBI Single, 6-3 Mariners
Bottom 3rd … Domingo Santana 2-Run Double, 8-3 Mariners
Bottom 5th … Mac Williamson Home Run, 9-3 Mariners
Bottom 5th … Daniel Vogelbach RBI Single, 10-3 Mariners
Top 6th … Dwight Smith Jr. RBI Single, 10-4 Mariners
Top 6th … Sisco RBI Double, 10-5 Mariners
Top 6th … Hanser Alberto RBI Single, 10-6 Mariners
Top 6th … Crawford Commits Error & Run Scores, 10-7 Mariners
Top 6th … Stevie Wilkerson RBI Ground Out, 10-8 Mariners
Top 7th … Severino RBI Single, 10-9 Mariners
Final Call, 10-9 Mariners Win!