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Another one lands on the wrong side of the ledger, as the M's drop a 5-1 decision to the Angels.

Yovani Gallardo pitched pretty well. He was down by a run, 2-1, after five (one of the runs was unearned), but allowed a solo homer to Cameron Maybin in the sixth, right after the M's got their one run.

Casey Fien allowed a two-run homer to Kole Calhoun in the seventh.

In five games, the Mariners are a perfect 5-5 in stolen bases, but have hit just two home runs. Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger each have one. Robby Cano, Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia have none.

Cruz got his first RBI of the season Friday night, on a run-scoring single.

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This is getting ridiculous.

The Mariners dropped another one, 5-4, to the Angels.

Mike Trout belted a two-run homer off Evan Scribner in the seventh inning, just after the M's had tied the game, 3-3.

Felix Hernandez started for Seattle and battled through six innings, throwing 100 pitches.  The Angels managed 10 hits off Hernandez, but he did strike out six and did not issue any passes.  Felix and Trout engaged in a classic duel in the bottom of the first, a 14-pitch at bat in which Felix got him on a called third strike, waist-high on the inside corner.

Mitch Haniger's two-run homer in the top of the first had given the M's the early lead.  But the Halos nicked Felix for single runs in the second and third innings, then got a solo homer from Yunel Escobar in the fifth to take the lead.



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From ridiculous to disgusting.

The M's wasted a wonderful six-inning performance by Hisashi Iwakuma and five RBI by Robinson Cano, by giving up seven runs in the bottom of the ninth to drop a 10-9 decision to the Angels.

The loss went to Edwin Diaz, who entered with a 9-4 lead and the bases loaded.  The Angels got one on a ground out, and Diaz struck out Martin Maldonado.

Then, the roof caved in.

Cano homered (his first of the year) and doubled.  Mitch Haniger slammed his third homer for the M's, who took a 9-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth.



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The Mariners put it all together today, and it was awesome.

James Paxton tossed seven innings of four-hit shutout ball with eight strikeouts, as the M's blanked Houston, 6-0, in their home opener.

Nellie Cruz banged out three hits, as the middle of the lineup continued to show signs of waking up.

I wasn't sure, for a while.  The M's had runners on first the third with one out in the third, but Mitch Haniger lined into a double play.  Then, they loaded the bases in the fourth and failed to score.

Seattle broke through for three runs in the fifth, two on a bases-loaded single by Cruz.  Kyle Seager followed with a sac fly.  They added two more in the sixth, and another run in the seventh.  This time, the pen didn't self-immolate, though Dan Altavilla did have to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. 

In 13 shutout innings to open the season, Paxton has allowed six hits, three walks, and has recorded 13 K's.



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Jean Segura tweaked his hamstring a bit today, when he was doubled off the bag on the LO-DP.

Nothing major. Manager Scott Service said he'd be day-to-day.

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Seattle dropped a 7-5 decision to the Astros.

Angel Miranda was two outs into the sixth inning, pitching with a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, he reached the end of his rope and walked two straight batters. Lefthander James Pazos came on in relief.

Yuli Gurriel hit a chopper off the plate that took a full four seconds to come down. By that time, he was safe with an infield single. Evan Gattis pinch hit for Josh Reddick and hit a fly ball to shallow right field that was tailing toward the line.

Mitch Haniger came charging across and reached out to glove the ball as he went into a slide. Unfortunately, it hit the heel of his glove and caromed away, plating all three runners. George Springer singled, moving pinch runner Jake Marisnik to third, and Alex Bregman followed with another hit, plating Marisnik.

Houston got one more in the top of the ninth. The M's responded with two, but Nelson Cruz flied out to center field with Robbie Cano on first to end the game.

Taylor Motter started at short for the M's, who put Jean Segura on the 10-day Disabled List. Motter had three hits, all doubles.

Haniger did extend his hitting streak to six games with a double, and walked three times.

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It was a good game...for three innings.

Seattle built a 5-0 lead. But the home plate ump took the strike zone away from Gallardo in the fourth, clearly missing five strikes to the first two batters, who both walked. Houston got two runs in that inning, then two more in the fifth.

Dan Altavilla got clobbered for a three-spot in the seventh and the M's eventually wound up on the short end of a 10-5 decision.

Taylor Motter did follow up his three-double game with a two-run homer and another two-bagger. And Mike Freeman hit his first career home run. But that's about all the good there is to report.

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Nellie Cruz homers!  Felix wins!!  Diaz saves!!!

All is good on Ken Griffey Jr. Replica Statue night, as the M's trim Texas, 2-1.

From what I saw on TV, the statue is a beauty.  Even Snoop Dogg stopped to admire it.

Funny bit: Junior was on during the broadcast tonight, talking about what it was like to play here with his dad.  He was talking about how his dad was batting in one game and he (Junior) was in the on-deck circle.

Just doing what you do to cheer on his teammate, Junior yelled, "C'mon, Dad, get a hit."

Senior asked for time, stepped out of the box, and the dugout was cracking up.  As he explained, there are plenty of ways players refer to older guys, stuff like "Old Man," "Grandpa," or "Greybeard."

But -- for the first time in Major League history -- one player was yelling, "C'mon, Dad, get a hit," and the batter really was his dad.

Felix has now thrown 19.1 innings without issuing a walk.  James Paxton pitches Saturday, and he has thrown 13 innings over his first two starts, and has yet to allow a run.



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James Paxton has arrived!  He beat Texas, 5-0, Saturday night, improving to 2-0.

Paxton walked Texas leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez to start the game, then got Elvis Andrus to hit into a double play.  Gomez was the only Texas runner to reach base until the sixth, when Joey Gallo doubled to right field with one out.

Paxton pitched eight shutout innings, allowing two hits.  He struck out the side in the third inning.  The Mariner southpaw threw 114 pitches, firing 97-MPH heaters on the last two to get his ninth strikeout.

Paxton has set a Mariner record by starting the season with 21 consecutive scoreless innings.  He has allowed just eight hits and four walks, and has 22 strikeouts.

The Mariners scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning.  Kyle Seager smacked a two-run bases-loaded single through the right side for the first two, and Taylor Motter followed with a three-run homer.

Motter has seven hits in 21 at bats, including four doubles and two home runs.



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Gonna be tough to send Motter down.....I saw the game he had 3 doubles, I was very impressed on how he got his hands inside on an inside pitch and hit it with power down the line.

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Gonna be tough to send Motter down.....I saw the game he had 3 doubles, I was very impressed on how he got his hands inside on an inside pitch and hit it with power down the line.


I don't think he goes down.

He made the roster out of Spring Training as a utility guy, and had one start in left field prior to stepping in at short when Segura got hurt.



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Gonna be tough to send Motter down.....I saw the game he had 3 doubles, I was very impressed on how he got his hands inside on an inside pitch and hit it with power down the line.


I don't think he goes down.

He made the roster out of Spring Training as a utility guy, and had one start in left field prior to stepping in at short when Segura got hurt.


 Still not sure how they would fit him into the OF knowing they most likely will lose a lot of D..........



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nacster wrote:
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Gonna be tough to send Motter down.....I saw the game he had 3 doubles, I was very impressed on how he got his hands inside on an inside pitch and hit it with power down the line.


I don't think he goes down.

He made the roster out of Spring Training as a utility guy, and had one start in left field prior to stepping in at short when Segura got hurt.


 Still not sure how they would fit him into the OF knowing they most likely will lose a lot of D..........


He did okay.  Made a couple of decent plays.

Mostly, he'll fill in around the infield, as the M's also have Heredia as a fourth outfielder. 



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Today's game was like a mirror opposite of something from the first week of the season.

All those games where the M's were jumping in front, then blowing games late got turned upside down today, as Seattle walked off an 8-7 win over the Rangers for a series sweep.

Seattle got a run in the first, but Shin Soo-Choo blasted a three-run homer off Hisashi Iwakuma in the second inning.  The Rangers scored three more in the third, with Choo contributing a two-run double.

But...Mitch Haniger belted a three-run homer -- his fourth of the season -- in the third.  Seattle closed to within a run in the sixth, then tied it in the seventh.

Edwin Diaz came on to pitch the ninth, but got nailed for a leadoff homer off the bat of Nomar Mazzara.

Sam Dyson came on to work the bottom of the ninth.  Jarrod Dyson pinch hit and reached on an infield single, then stole second base.  Leonys Martin bunted.  Dyson made the play on the ball and looked to third, but there was no one there to take the throw.  Martin was safe at first on the play.

With pinch hitter Mike Freeman at the plate, Martin stole second.  Freeman was walked intentionally to set up the force play.  That brought Haniger to the plate.

Showing great discipline, Haniger took a three-and-one pitch that broke low and off the plate for ball four, forcing Dyson in from third with the tying run.

Robby Cano grounded into a force out at the plate for the first out.  Nelson Cruz smacked a ground ball back up the middle that Elvis Andrus managed to get a glove on, but couldn't get the backhand flip to second for a play, allowing Freeman to score the winning run from third.



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With all of the hitting highlights in the comeback, I forgot to mention that Haniger also went up over the wall in right-center to rob Joey Gallo of a two-run homer.

Haniger has been great, and is currently riding a 10-game hitting streak (.359/.457/.718/1.174).

Guillermo Heredia also did a nice job yesterday, filling in for Jarrod Dyson. Heredia batted leadoff and banged out three hits, including his first home run of the season.



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