The king stops the Mariners’ losing streak

18 May

After suffering their fourth straight lose the Seattle Mariners are looking to right the ship by salvaging the final game of the series against the Minnesota Twins. With ‘king’ Felix Hernandez showing that he is back to strength hopes are high that the Mariners can accomplish that goal. The Twins will counter by sending Ricky Nolasco to the mound.
James Jones will start the 1st inning with a fly ball to Joe Mauer. Michael Saunders will be the next man to the plate and he doubles. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he pops out. Corey Hart will steps into the box and he flies out to Chris Parmelee to end the top of the inning. Brian Dozier will start the home half of the inning with a fly ball to James Jones for an out. Joe Marer will be the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager. That will bring Trevor Plouffe to the plate and he singles. Chris Parmelee steps into the box, Plouffe takes second on a wild pitch, and he grounds out to Robinson Cano to end the 1st.
Justin Smoak will start the 2nd inning with a walk. Kyle Seager is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Aaron Hicks. That brings Dustin Ackley to the plate and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. Mike Zunino steps into the box and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Kurt Suzuki will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Brad Miller for an out. Jason Kubel is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Eduardo Escobar to the plate and he flies out to Dustin Ackley to end the 2nd.
Brad Miller will start the 3nd inning with a ground ball for an out. Back to the top of the order for Jame Jones who strikes out. That brings Michael Saunders to the plate and he flies out to Jason Kubel to end the top of the inning. Aaron Hicks will start the home half of the inning with a walk (should have been a strike out). Danny Santana is the next man to the plate and he has an infield hit. Back to the top of the order for Brian Dozier who strikes out. That brings Joe Mauer to the plate, both runners advance on a wild pitch, and he strikes out. Trevor Plouffe steps into the box and he singles to bring in both men on base. Chris Parmelee walks up and he flies out to Dustin Ackley to end the 3rd. 2-0 Twins.
Robinson Cano will start the 4th inning with a singles. Corey Hart is the next man to the plate and he walks. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he flies out to Chris Parmelee as Cano goes to third. Kyle Seager walks up, Corey Hart steals second and pulls a hamstring and Stephen Romero goes in to replace Hart, and he singles as Cano scores and Romero to third. Dustin Ackley steps into the batter’s box and he strikes out. With two on and two outs Mike Zunino steps up to the plate, Seager to second on a wild pitch, and he walks. With the sacks juiced Brad Miller walks into the box and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Kurt Suzuki will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Felix Hernandez for an out. Jason Kubel is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager. That brings Eduardo Escobar to the plate and he has an infield hit. Aaron Hicks steps up to the plate and he grounds out to Robinson Cano to end the 4th. 2-1 Twins.
James Jones will start the 5th inning with an infield single. Michael Saunders is the next man to the plate, James Jones steals second, and he triples to bring Jones home. That brings Robinson Cano to the plate and he doubles to bring Saunders home. Stephen Romero will come up for his first at bat and he flies out to Chris Parmelee. Justin Smoak is up at the plate and he grounds out as Cano takes third. With two outs and a runner on third, Kyle Seager steps to the plate and he flies out to Aaron Hicks to end the top of the inning. Danny Santana will start the home half of the inning with a strikes out. Back to the top of the order for Brian Dozier who singles. That brings Joe Mauer to the plate and he grounds into a double play to end the 5th. 3-2 Mariners.
Anthony Swarzak will take over the pitching duties for the Twins. Dustin Ackley will start the 6th inning with a single. Mike Zunino is the next man to the plate and he has a sacrifice bunt to move Ackley to second. That brings Brad Miller to the plate and he walks. Back to the top of the order for James Jones who walks. Caleb Thielbar will take over the pitching duties for the Twins. With bases loaded and one out Michael Saunders steps up and he hits a sacrifice fly ball to bring Ackley home but brad Miller is thrown out at third to end the top of the inning. Trevor Plouffe will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to Kyle Seager. Chris Parmelee is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Dustin Ackley. That brings Kurt Suzuki to the plate and he grounds out to Kyle Seager to end the 6th. 4-2 Mariners.
Robinson Cano will start the 7th inning with a single. Stephen Romero is the next man to the plate and he grounds into a fielder’s choice. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he doubles to bring Romero home. Kyle Seager will step up to the plate and he strikes out. Dustin Ackley will step into the batter’s box and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Jason Kubel will start the home half of the inning with a single. Eduardo Escobar is the next man to the plate and he strikes out. That brings Aaron Hicks to the plate and he singles. Danny Santana will walk up to the plate and he grounds into a double play to end the 7th inning. 5-2 Mariners.
Michael Tonkin will take over the pitching duties for the Twins. Mike Zunino will start the 8th inning with a single. Brad Miller is the next man to the plate and he hits a sacrifice bunt to move Zunino to second. Back to the top of the order for James Jones who strikes out. That brings Michael Saunders to the plate and he grounds out to end the top of the inning. Brian Dozier will start the home half of the inning with a ground ball that Felix fields and throws him out. Joe Mauer is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Robinson Cano. That brings Trevor Plouffe to the plate and he flies out to Michael Saunders to end the 8th inning.
Matt Guerrier will take over the pitching duties for the Twins. Robin Cano will start the 9th inning with a single. Stephen Romero is the next man to the plate and he hits a sacrifice bunt to move Cano to second. That brings Justin Smoak to the plate and he grounds out to first as Cano takes third. Kyle seager steps up to the plate, Robinson Cano scores on a wild pitch, and he grounds to first to end the top of the inning. Fernando Rodney will take over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Chris Parmelee will start the home half of the inning with a strike out. Kurt Suzuki is the next man to the plate and he grounds out to Brad Miller. That brings Jason Kubel to the plate and he singles. Eduardo Escobar is up and he grounds out to Robinson Cano to end the game. 6-2 Mariners.

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