Aug 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Grady Sizemore (left) and center fielder Ben Revere (center) and right fielder Marlon Byrd (3) congratulate each other by bowing at the conclusion of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Offense Stumbles In Philadelphia, Tied For Wild-Card

Oh this fickle game. A day after putting up eight runs on the board against the Detroit Tigers, Dustin Ackley provided the only offense for the Mariners as Seattle fell in game one of this three game series, 4-1.

Dustin Ackley, just minutes after SodoMojo writer Jack Humphreys-Munden stated that he was cooling down, provided all of the Mariners offense. Ackley collected three of the team’s four hits and knocked in the only run of the game.

Phillies starter Jerome Williams carried a three-hitter into the 8th before hitting Chris Taylor and exiting with a 4-0 lead.

Roenis Elias, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to make the start for Seattle, pitched four innings allowing only three hits and one earned run while striking out four. The problem was the six walks and a hit batter.

In the 5th, up 1-0, Andres Blanco connected for a three-run shot off Dominic Leone to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead. It was his first home run since July 1, 2011, for Texas against Florida.

Down 4-0 in the 8th, Ackley doubled off Ken Giles – who had just come in to relieve Williams and gave up a single to Endy Chavez and struck out Austin Jackson- knocking in Chris Taylor for the lone Seattle run. Giles then struck out Robinson Cano and Kendrys Morales to end the threat.

The loss brings the Tigers – who had an off day – to a tie for the 2nd AL Wild-Card spot with Seattle. However, Detroit’s record gives them a one percentage point lead.

The Mariners look to bounce back today against the Phillies. Hisashi Iwakuma goes against A.J. Burnett.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Austin JacksonCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .266
Dustin AckleyLF 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Robinson Canó2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .329
Kendrys Morales1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 .225
Fernando RodneyP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kyle Seager3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .277
Mike ZuninoC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .206
Logan MorrisonRF-1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .233
Chris TaylorSS 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .344
Brad MillerPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .201
Roenis ElíasP 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Dominic LeoneP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tom WilhelmsenP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Endy ChávezPH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Charlie FurbushP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chris DenorfiaRF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 31 1 6 1 0 3 8 0 17
Batting
2B – D Ackley 2 (24, J Williams, K Giles)
RBI – D Ackley (48)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – R Cano 1, K Morales 2, B Miller 1
GIDP – M Zunino
Team LOB – 7
Running
CS – L Morrison (1, 2nd base by J Williams/C Ruiz)
Fielding
DP – 1 (R Cano-K Morales)

Philadelphia

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Ben RevereCF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .315
Carlos RuizC 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .258
Chase Utley2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .286
Ryan Howard1B 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 .221
Marlon ByrdRF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .270
Darin RufLF 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .256
Ken GilesP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jonathan PapelbonP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cody Asche3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 .251
Andrés BlancoSS 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 .313
Jerome WilliamsP 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .000
Grady SizemoreLF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .297
Totals 31 4 8 4 1 7 8 1 17
Batting
2B – M Byrd (24, R Elias); D Ruf (3, D Leone)
HR – A Blanco (1, 5th inning off D Leone 2 on, 1 Out)
RBI – M Byrd (71), A Blanco 3 (3)
2-out RBI – M Byrd
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Utley 1, R Howard 2, M Byrd 1, C Asche 2
GIDP – A Blanco
Team LOB – 11
Running
SB – B Revere (36, 2nd base off C Furbush/M Zunino)
Fielding
DP – 1 (A Blanco-C Utley-R Howard)

Pitching

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elías(L, 9-10) 4.0 3 1 1 6 4 0 1.28 4.09
Dominic Leone 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 1 1.25 2.65
Tom Wilhelmsen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.98 2.18
Charlie Furbush 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.24 3.63
Fernando Rodney 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.24 2.29

Philadelphia

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jerome Williams(W, 1-0) 7.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 0.97 2.19
Ken Giles 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.88 1.27
Jonathan Papelbon(SV, 29) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.86 1.58
HBP – C Utley (by R Elias); C Taylor (by J Williams)
Pitches-strikes – F Rodney 3-3; R Elias 90-48; D Leone 37-25; T Wilhelmsen 6-5; C Furbush 14-12; K Giles 21-15; J Papelbon 22-15; J Williams 94-58
Ground balls-fly balls – F Rodney 1-0; R Elias 6-3; D Leone 2-2; T Wilhelmsen 2-0; C Furbush 1-1; K Giles 1-0; J Papelbon 2-1; J Williams 9-7
Batters faced – F Rodney 1; R Elias 22; D Leone 10; T Wilhelmsen 3; C Furbush 3; K Giles 5; J Papelbon 4; J Williams 26
Game Details
Game Time: 2:52.
Umpires: HP–Lance Barksdale. 1B–Kerwin Danley. 2B–Ron Kulpa. 3B–Mark Ripperger.
Weather: 82 degrees, Mildly Cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 28,102.
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