Jul 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; The Seattle Mariners celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated New York 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Ackley And Mike Zunino Coming Out Of Slump? Mariners Beat Mets

For the better part of the 2014 season, Dustin Ackley and Mike Zunino have been maintaining a batting average in the low .200’s. On Monday, both contributed mightily in the Mariners 5-2 win over the New York Mets.

Zunino struck out three times, but his solo homer in the 3rd broke a 1-1 tie. Ackley had three hits an RBI but made the most noise defensively.

Ackley robbed Travis d’Arnaud of a home run in the 6th, timing his jump perfectly to pull the ball back over the fence, much to the gratitude of Dominic Leone who had just come into the game.

Kyle Seager did what we expect him to, collecting two hits and 2 RBI in the win.

Roenis Elias got the start for the first time since July 9th – because of the All-Star break – and looked to have benefited from the extra rest. Elias pitched 5.1 IP striking out eight and walking two before being pulled with what is being called forearm cramping.

Skipper Lloyd McClendon says he removed Elias simply as a precaution and doesn’t believe it’s anything to be concerned with.

The Mariners bullpen was solid once again, with only an unearned run allowed in the 9th off Danny Farquhar.

Erasmo Ramirez has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and will pitch Tuesday for the M’s. Justin Smoak was optioned down to Tacoma. No starter has been named yet for Wednesday, though the team announced that they will push Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez back by a day to face the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday and Friday.

BOX SCORE

Batting

NY Mets

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Curtis GrandersonRF 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 .235
Daniel Murphy2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .288
David Wright3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .280
Éric Campbell1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .327
Lucas DudaDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .258
Travis d’ArnaudC 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .228
Chris YoungLF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .202
Kirk NieuwenhuisLF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Juan LagaresCF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .287
Rubén TejadaSS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .234
Totals 37 2 9 1 0 2 12 0 20
Batting
RBI – D Wright (50)
2-out RBI – D Wright
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – E Campbell 1, R Tejada 1
Team LOB – 10
Fielding
DP – 1 (R Tejada-D Murphy-E Campbell)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Willie BloomquistSS 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .279
James JonesCF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .284
Robinson Canó2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .334
Kyle Seager3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Stefen RomeroRF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .199
Endy ChávezRF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Justin Smoak1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .208
Corey HartDH 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .213
Brad MillerPR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Dustin AckleyLF 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .239
Mike ZuninoC 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 4 .206
Totals 35 5 14 5 1 2 8 1 16
Batting
2B – W Bloomquist (6, J Niese); R Cano (23, J Edgin); C Hart (7, D Matsuzaka); D Ackley (17, D Matsuzaka)
HR – M Zunino (14, 3rd inning off J Niese 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI – W Bloomquist (13), K Seager 2 (66), D Ackley (31), M Zunino (36)
2-out RBI – W Bloomquist, K Seager
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – W Bloomquist 1, J Jones 2, S Romero 1, C Hart 1
GIDP – S Romero
Team LOB – 8
Running
SB – W Bloomquist (1, 2nd base off J Niese/T d’Arnaud)
CS – D Ackley (3, 2nd base by J Niese/T d’Arnaud)
Fielding
E – R Cano (4, field)
Pitching

NY Mets

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jonathon Niese(L, 5-5) 6.0 11 4 4 2 6 1 1.26 3.13
Josh Edgin 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.84 1.62
Daisuke Matsuzaka 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.33 3.61

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elías(W, 8-8) 5.1 5 1 1 2 8 0 1.27 4.41
Dominic Leone(HLD, 7) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.25 2.16
Charlie Furbush(HLD, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17 3.72
Brandon Maurer(HLD, 2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.40 5.24
Danny Farquhar 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1.19 2.68
WP – J Niese, R Elias, D Farquhar
BALK – R Elias
Pitches-strikes – J Niese 93-63; J Edgin 4-3; D Matsuzaka 26-18; R Elias 90-57; D Leone 17-10; C Furbush 10-7; B Maurer 21-14; D Farquhar 26-19
Ground balls-fly balls – J Niese 13-2; J Edgin 0-1; D Matsuzaka 1-1; R Elias 3-7; D Leone 1-1; C Furbush 0-0; B Maurer 1-1; D Farquhar 1-0
Batters faced – J Niese 28; J Edgin 3; D Matsuzaka 6; R Elias 23; D Leone 4; C Furbush 2; B Maurer 5; D Farquhar 5
Game Details
Game Time: 2:53.
Umpires: HP–Doug Eddings. 1B–Cory Blaser. 2B–Jim Joyce. 3B–Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 73 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to Right.
Attendance: 21,943.

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