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.

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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.




Austin JacksonCF400000102.266
Dustin AckleyLF403100000.252
Robinson Canó2B400000104.329
Kendrys Morales1B300001203.225
Fernando RodneyP000000000.000
Kyle Seager3B301001001.277
Mike ZuninoC400000203.206
Logan MorrisonRF-1B301001002.233
Chris TaylorSS210000101.344
Brad MillerPH100000001.201
Roenis ElíasP200000100.000
Dominic LeoneP000000000.000
Tom WilhelmsenP000000000.000
Endy ChávezPH101000000.276
Charlie FurbushP000000000.000
Chris DenorfiaRF000000000.250


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


CS – L Morrison (1, 2nd base by J Williams/C Ruiz)


DP – 1 (R Cano-K Morales)


Ben RevereCF502000010.315
Carlos RuizC210003001.258
Chase Utley2B400000103.286
Ryan Howard1B201002003.221
Marlon ByrdRF401100103.270
Darin RufLF312001100.256
Ken GilesP000000000.000
Jonathan PapelbonP000000000.000
Cody Asche3B311001204.251
Andrés BlancoSS411310002.313
Jerome WilliamsP300000201.000
Grady SizemoreLF100000100.297


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


SB – B Revere (36, 2nd base off C Furbush/M Zunino)


DP – 1 (A Blanco-C Utley-R Howard)



Roenis Elías(L, 9-10)4.03116401.284.09
Dominic Leone2.03331211.252.65
Tom Wilhelmsen1.01000100.982.18
Charlie Furbush0.21000101.243.63
Fernando Rodney0.10000001.242.29


Jerome Williams(W, 1-0)7.03113400.972.19
Ken Giles1.02000300.881.27
Jonathan Papelbon(SV, 29)1.01000100.861.58

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.