Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 92: Oakland 3 Mariners 2

R.A. Dickey was outstanding. His best start of the season. 7 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. The important number of the day though was his ZERO earned runs. It felt good to see him pitch so well. It felt good to know there was know way we were going to lose that game even though as usual the offense didn't show up.

They headed into the bottom of the 9th inning with a 2-0 lead. All we needed was for Brandon Morrow who has been outstanding in J.J. Putz's absence to come in and shut things down. Morrow gave up not 1 but 2 solo HR's to Jack Cust and Kurt Suzuki that tied the ball game. The game went to extra innings and in the bottom of the 11th Emil Brown hit a solo HR off Jimenez to seal the victory for the A's. What a crappy way to lose.

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