The Seattle Mariners came back from an early 4-0 deficit to bail out Roenis Elias. But Danny Farquhar allowed four in the 7th to give the Kansas City Royals a 9-7 victory in a very odd game at Safeco Field Sunday afternoon.
Elias didn’t pitch all that bad, but one bad pitch to Alcides Escobar gave the Royals a 4-0 lead in the 2nd. He then settled down and allowed only one other run in the 4th. Two of the five runs were unearned, thanks to five fielding errors by the Mariners.
Perhaps the extra pressure got to them because their Mom’s were watching today? Perhaps it was all the pink gear? Something got the Mariners off their games defensively as four different players recorded an error.
It was the most errors by the team this season and the most since Sept. 5, 2011 against the Los Angeles Angels.
It’s really too bad, because the day could’ve ended well.
With the score now 5-3 Royals in the 4th, Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley homered in back-to-back at-bats (third at-bat in a row for Ackley with a homer) to give the M’s a 6-5 lead. Corey Hart‘s RBI single in the 5th made it 7-5.
Dominic Leone pitched a perfect 6th and the wheels came off in the 7th. With Farquhar on the mound, home plate umpire Marcus Pattillo just wasn’t giving Danny the pitch calls. According to the pitch tracker, Farq had good reason to be upset.
But with two on and a run already in, Johnny Giavotella launched a three-run homer on the first pitch to put the Royals up for good.
The Mariners open a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. Happy Felix Day!
- 2B – E Hosmer 2 (15, R Elias, D Farquhar)
- HR – J Giavotella (1, 7th inning off D Farquhar 2 on, 2 Out), A Escobar (2, 2nd inning off R Elias 3 on, 1 Out)
- SF – L Cain
- RBI – N Aoki (8), L Cain (7), J Giavotella 3 (5), A Escobar 4 (15)
- 2-out RBI – J Giavotella 3
- Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Valencia 2, L Cain 2
- GIDP – E Hosmer, L Cain
- Team LOB – 6
- E – J Giavotella (1, field)
- DP – 2 (E Hosmer-A Escobar, L Coleman-J Giavotella-E Hosmer)
- 2B – J Jones (2, J Guthrie); B Miller (5, J Guthrie)
- HR – K Seager (6, 4th inning off J Guthrie 1 on, 1 Out), D Ackley 2 (4, 3rd inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 0 Out, 4th inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 1 Out)
- RBI – B Miller 2 (11), C Hart (15), K Seager 2 (21), D Ackley 2 (16)
- 2-out RBI – C Hart
- Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Seager 1
- GIDP – M Zunino
- Team LOB – 4
- Picked Off – B Miller (1st base, J Guthrie)
- E – J Smoak (2, field); K Seager (5, field); C Gillespie (2, field 2); M Zunino (2, throw)
- DP – 2 (B Miller-J Smoak, K Seager-R Cano-J Smoak)
|Louis Coleman(W, 1-0)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1.64||5.73|
|Aaron Crow(HLD, 4)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.87||0.00|
|Wade Davis(HLD, 6)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||1.10||2.20|
|Greg Holland(SV, 9)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.00||2.57|
|Dominic Leone(HLD, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1.33||1.80|
|Danny Farquhar(L, 1-1)(BS, 1)||1.0||2||4||4||2||1||1||1.32||3.20|
- HBP – S Romero (by J Guthrie)
- Pitches-strikes – J Guthrie 80-48; K Herrera 10-3; L Coleman 16-12; A Crow 7-6; W Davis 21-13; G Holland 12-7; R Elias 87-61; D Leone 19-13; D Farquhar 31-18; J Beimel 15-9; Y Medina 13-10
- Ground balls-fly balls – J Guthrie 5-7; K Herrera 1-0; L Coleman 2-0; A Crow 4-0; W Davis 2-0; G Holland 2-0; R Elias 10-6; D Leone 0-0; D Farquhar 0-4; J Beimel 0-1; Y Medina 1-0
- Batters faced – J Guthrie 22; K Herrera 2; L Coleman 3; A Crow 4; W Davis 4; G Holland 3; R Elias 25; D Leone 3; D Farquhar 7; J Beimel 3; Y Medina 4
- Game Time: 3:01.
- Umpires: HP–Marcus Pattillo. 1B–Laz Diaz. 2B–Scott Barry. 3B–Jeff Nelson.
- Weather: 56 degrees, Mildly Cloudy.
- Wind: 2 mph, Out to Right.
- Attendance: 30,447.
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