Jul 13, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) is intentionally walked by the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Drop Last Game Before All-Star Break

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

It may have been a loss, but for the Seattle Mariners and their fans, it still felt like a win.

The Mariners lost to the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break. But for Seattle, sitting at 51-44, just seven games back of the A’s and having won the three-game series, their heads are held high.

That’s because not many people outside of the Pacific Northwest – and many in it – expected Seattle to be where they are at this point of the season.

Seven games back of 1st, seven games over .500 and with a 2.5 game lead over Kansas City and Toronto for the second American League wild-card spot.

As for the game itself, the Mariners offense struggled to push runs across the plate one again. The Mariners were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

The Mariners actually have one of the lowest totals of runners left on base per game. But with a team batting average of .245, that means not a lot of runners are on base to begin with, they have to knock them in.

Seattle enters the All-Star break sending four representatives to Minnesota and hopefully sending GM Jack Zduriencik to Philadelphia or Chicago or Tampa to get a deal done to improve this team.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Oakland

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
John JasoC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Stephen Vogt1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .358
Yoenis CéspedesDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Brandon MossRF 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 .268
Josh Donaldson3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Jed LowrieSS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Nick Punto2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .213
Andy ParrinoLF 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Craig GentryCF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .271
Totals 34 4 7 4 2 1 4 0 7
Batting
2B – J Lowrie (24, C Young); A Parrino (2, C Young)
HR – B Moss (21, 6th inning off C Young 0 on, 1 Out), N Punto (2, 9th inning off J Beimel 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI – J Jaso (28), B Moss (66), N Punto (12), C Gentry (7)
2-out RBI – J Jaso, C Gentry
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Jaso 1, S Vogt 2
Team LOB – 5
Fielding
E – S Gray (2, throw)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Endy ChávezRF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
James JonesCF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .287
Robinson Canó2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .334
Kyle Seager3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .279
Logan MorrisonDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 .230
Justin Smoak1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .202
Dustin AckleyLF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .225
Willie BloomquistPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269
Brad MillerSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .204
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .206
Totals 32 1 6 1 0 2 7 1 9
Batting
RBI – R Cano (57)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Seager 1, D Ackley 2
Team LOB – 6
Running
SB – L Morrison (3, 2nd base off S Gray/J Jaso)
Pitching

Oakland

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Sonny Gray(W, 10-3) 7.2 6 1 0 2 5 0 1.19 2.79
Sean Doolittle(SV, 14) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.66 2.89

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Young(L, 8-6) 6.0 5 3 3 1 2 1 1.10 3.15
Danny Farquhar 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 2.88
Charlie Furbush 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 4.00
Brandon Maurer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.47 5.65
Joe Beimel 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.23 1.50
IBB – R Cano (by S Gray)
HBP – J Jaso (by D Farquhar)
Pitches-strikes – S Gray 108-70; S Doolittle 17-11; C Young 90-56; D Farquhar 14-8; C Furbush 3-2; B Maurer 16-11; J Beimel 13-7
Ground balls-fly balls – S Gray 13-6; S Doolittle 0-2; C Young 4-12; D Farquhar 0-0; C Furbush 0-1; B Maurer 1-0; J Beimel 2-2
Batters faced – S Gray 30; S Doolittle 4; C Young 24; D Farquhar 4; C Furbush 1; B Maurer 3; J Beimel 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:43.
Umpires: HP–Mike Muchlinski. 1B–John Tumpane. 2B–James Hoye. 3B–Bob Davidson.
Weather: 74 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to Right.
Attendance: 25,944.
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Tags: Seattle Mariners

comments powered by Disqus