The Minnesota Twins handed Chris Young his first loss of the 2014 season as they tagged him for 10 hits and five runs in seven innings as they beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Friday night at Target Field.
After losing consecutive games for the first time since “the skid” on Wednesday, the Mariners fell back under .500 with the loss on Friday. Add Kyle Gibson‘s name to the list of mediocre pitchers that the Mariners have made look like Cy Young-caliber starters this season.
Gibson pitched seven innings scattering six hits and allowing only one run – a two out RBI double off the bat of Robinson Cano. Chris Young allowed two RBI doubles in the 3rd, solo homers in the 4th and 5th and an RBI single in the 6th.
Young had a hard time getting the ball down in the zone. He didn’t strike out a single batter but he only walked one. He threw 101 pitches in his seven innings.
The Mariners didn’t make it interesting until the 8th when they hit up Caleb Thielbar for three runs to cut the lead to one. The M’s had plenty of opportunities, leaving 10 on base, while batting 1-for-8 with RISP. Something this team had been doing better so far this season.
No time to sweat this one out though. Believe it or not, I figured this would be the game in the series that they lost. The battle of the young arms is today ad Felix Hernandez goes Sunday. I like our chances of taking the series still.
- 2B – R Cano (9, K Gibson)
- 3B – D Ackley (2, C Thielbar)
- SF – M Zunino
- RBI – R Cano (23), D Ackley 2 (18), M Zunino (18)
- 2-out RBI – R Cano
- Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – R Cano 1, C Hart 1, J Smoak 1, K Seager 2
- Team LOB – 10
- E – B Miller (8, throw)
- DP – 1 (J Smoak)
- 2B – B Dozier (4, C Young); J Mauer (4, C Young); T Plouffe (17, C Young); K Suzuki (9, C Young); A Hicks (4, C Young); E Escobar (12, J Beimel)
- HR – B Dozier (10, 5th inning off C Young 0 on, 1 Out), J Pinto (6, 4th inning off C Young 0 on, 2 Out)
- RBI – B Dozier 2 (22), T Plouffe (25), J Pinto (12), E Escobar (9)
- 2-out RBI – T Plouffe, J Pinto
- Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – B Dozier 2, J Mauer 2, C Parmelee 2
- Team LOB – 8
|Chris Young(L, 3-1)||7.0||10||5||5||1||0||2||1.14||3.22|
|Kyle Gibson(W, 4-3)||7.0||6||1||1||2||4||0||1.47||4.20|
|Casey Fien(HLD, 7)||0.2||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.82||2.12|
|Glen Perkins(SV, 11)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.09||3.72|
- WP – G Perkins
- Pitches-strikes – C Young 101-67; J Beimel 12-9; T Wilhelmsen 3-3; K Gibson 96-57; C Thielbar 14-8; C Fien 13-8; G Perkins 16-11
- Ground balls-fly balls – C Young 9-15; J Beimel 1-0; T Wilhelmsen 0-0; K Gibson 17-4; C Thielbar 0-1; C Fien 0-1; G Perkins 3-1
- Batters faced – C Young 32; J Beimel 4; T Wilhelmsen 1; K Gibson 30; C Thielbar 4; C Fien 3; G Perkins 4
- Game Time: 2:42.
- Umpires: HP–Larry Vanover. 1B–Angel Hernandez. 2B–Adrian Johnson. 3B–Toby Basner.
- Weather: 51 degrees, Mostly Cloudy.
- Wind: 5 mph, Out to Right.
- Attendance: 27,275.
Tags: Seattle Mariners