The king stumbles as the Astros take game 1 of the series

22 Apr

After a dismal road trip that saw the Seattle Mariners only win 1 of the 7 games they return to Safeco field. Hopes are high that with Felix Hernandez starting off the home stand against the Huston Astros. The Astro will oppose the king by sending Dallas Keuchel to the mound.
The game starts as Jose Altuve steps to the plate and walks. Dexter Fowler is the next man up as he flies out to Dustin Ackley. That brings up Jason Castro who flies out to Dustin Ackley and Jose Altuve thrown out after forgot to retag second base to end the top of the inning. Abraham Almonte steps in to start off the home half of the inning with a ball hit right back to the pitch for an out. Dustin Ackley is the second man to the plate as he strikes out. That brings up Robinson Cano who hits a fly ball to Dexter Fowler to end the 1st.
George Springer will start the 2nd and he pops up to Justin Smoak for the first out. Marc Krauss is up to bat and he flies out to Dustin Ackley. Alex Presley is the next man to the plate and flies out to Abraham Almonte to end the top of the inning. Corey Hart will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to second. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to short. That brings up Stephen Romero who gets an infield single. Kyle Seager is the next man to the plate as he grounds out to first to end the 2nd.
Matt Dominguez will start the 3rd for the Astros with a ground ball to Kyle Seager who throws him out. Marwin Gonzales flies out to Abraham Almonte. Jonathan Villar steps up to the plate and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Mike Zunino will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Brad Miller is the next man to step in the box and he strikes out. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte and he grounds out to end the 3rd.
Leadoff man Jose Altuve will start the 4th with a ground ball to Kyle Seager who throws him out. Next up is Dexter Fowler who gets an infield hit. Jason Castro walks in to batter’s box, Jason Fowler steals second, and he hits a ground ball to Brad Miller who throws him out. That brings up George Springer who hits a ground ball to Brad Miller who throws him out to end the top of the inning. Dustin Ackley will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Robinson Cano steps up to the plate and he walks. That brings up Corey Hart who hits a single. Justin Smoak steps up to the plate and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. With two out and runners at the corners, Stephen Romero steps up to the plate and he pops the ball to first to end the 4th.
Marc Krauss steps in to start the 5th with a strike out. Alex Presley is the next man to step into the batter’s box and he gets a single and takes second on an error. Matt Dominguez steps up to the plate and he hits a 2-run homer. That brings up Marwin Gonzales who hits a ground ball to Justin Smoak. Jonathan Villar is next and he hits a ground ball to Brad Miller to end the top of the inning. Kyle Seager steps in to start the home half of the inning with a knocks out a single. Mike Zunino steps up to the plate and he hits a double. With runners at second and third Brad Miller walks to the box and he strikes out. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who brings in 2-runs on a double. Dustin Ackley is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he strikes out to end the 5th.
Jose Altuve will start the 6th ,for the Astros, with a double. Dexter Fowler will step up to the plate and he grounded into what should have been a fielder’s choice but is safe on an error by Kyle Seager. Jason Castro is up next and he brings in a run on a sacrifice fly. That brings up George Springer who strikes out and Fowler steals second. Marc Krauss is the next man to the plate and he brings in a run on a single. That brings Alex Presley to the plate and he brings in a run on a triple. Matt Dominguez is up and brings in a run with a double. Marwin Gonzales steps up to the plate and he hits a ground ball to Robinson Cano to finally end the top half of the inning. Corey Hart will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate and he flies out. That brings Stephen Romero to the plate and he gets a double. Kyle Seager steps into the batter’s box and he grounds out to end the 6th.
Jonathan Villar will start the 7th with a fly out to Abraham Almonte. Back to the top of the order for Jose Altuve who hits a ground ball to Justin Smoak. Dexter Fowler is the next man up and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Chad Qualls takes over the pitching duties for the Astros. Mike Zunino will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Brad Millers is the next man to the plate and he grounds out. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who strikes out to end the 7th.
Tom Wilhelmsen will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Jason Castro will start the 8th with fly ball to Abraham Almonte. George Springer is up next and he hits a fly ball, in foul territory, to Stephen Romero. That brings up Marc Krauss who hits a home run. Alex Presley steps up to the plate where he hits a single. Matt Dominguez is the next man to the plate and he walks. Marwin Gonzales steps up to the plate and he hits a ground ball to Brad Miller to end the top of the inning. Matt Albers will take over the pitching duties for the Astros. Dustin Ackley will start the home half of the inning with a flies out. Robinson Cano steps up to the plate and he gets a single. Corey Hart is the next man to step in the box and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he strides out to end the 8th.
Jonathan Villar will start the 9th with a hits a fly ball to Dustin Ackley. Back to the top of the order for Jose Altuve who grounds out to Robinson Cano. Dexter Fowler is the next man up and he grounds out to Brad Miller to end the top of the inning. Josh Fields will take over the pitching duties for the Astros. Stephen Romero will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Kyle Seager is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. Mike Zunino steps up to the plate and he strikes out to end the game. 7-2 Huston Astros.

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