Mariners Bats Wake Up, Remember That the Playoffs are Within Reach


The Seattle Mariners offense decided to wake up when I decided to go to bed.

After another lackluster start to a game, the Mariners offense exploded for 13 runs in the final 5 innings of the contest, running away from the LA Angels to the tune of a 13-2 victory.

Each of the 9 position players to start the game managed at least one hit. Mike Zunino and Chris Taylor had two apiece at the bottom of the order, accounting for 5 RBI between the two of them.

The game started auspiciously with Roenis Elias giving up two runs in the first inning. He settled after that but went only 3.0 innings before being pulled with an apparent elbow stiffness.

But after that the Mariners creeped back into the picture. In the 4th inning the Mariners put 4 runs on the board to take the lead, then ran away for good in the 6th with 6 more runs.

This game amounted to the M’s 81st win on the season, guaranteeing their first non-losing campaign since 2009. With a win tonight they would have that winning season.


Jackson, A, CF4112021.264
Jones, J, CF1000002.252
Ackley, LF3012000.251
b-Romero, S, PH-LF2000013.192
Cano, 2B4110110.321
Seager, 3B4021002.275
Miller, B, 3B1000000.215
Morales, K, DH3220111.223
c-Hart, PH-DH1000000.196
Morrison, 1B3210003.247
Smoak, 1B0100100.201
Chavez, En, RF2111001.279
a-Denorfia, PH-RF1210100.237
Zunino, C3222010.198
Taylor, C, SS5123005.295

a-Walked for Chavez, En in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Ackley in the 7th. c-Flied out for Morales, K in the 8th.

Calhoun, RF2100002.281
Jimenez, L, 3B1000000.143
Trout, CF3110002.291
Campana, CF1010000.179
Pujols, 1B3011000.274
Buck, C1000001.218
Kendrick, H, 2B2000002.291
a-Beckham, G, PH-SS2000001.225
Freese, 3B2011010.261
b-Navarro, E, PH-1B2000000.254
Hamilton, DH3010002.263
c-Cron, PH-DH1000000.267
Aybar, SS2000001.283
Green, G, 2B2000010.300
Iannetta, C0000200.258
Boesch, RF1000000.151
Cowgill, LF2010011.261
O’Malley, LF1000000.400

a-Popped out for Kendrick, H in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Freese in the 6th. c-Popped out for Hamilton in the 9th.

2B: Zunino (19, Grilli), Taylor, C (8, Grilli), Ackley (27, Morin, M), Morrison (17, Salas), Morales, K (18, Herrera, Y).
TB: Cano; Zunino 3; Chavez, En; Ackley 2; Jackson, A; Taylor, C 3; Morales, K 3; Seager 2; Denorfia; Morrison 2.
RBI: Zunino 2 (54), Taylor, C 3 (9), Ackley 2 (62), Chavez, En (23), Jackson, A 2 (46), Seager (89).
2-out RBI: Ackley; Seager.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Seager; Morrison 2; Romero, S.
SAC: Chavez, En.
SF: Ackley; Jackson, A.
GIDP: Romero, S, Jones, J.
Team RISP: 8-for-16.
Team LOB: 7.
E: Beimel (1, throw).
DP: (Cano-Taylor, C-Morrison).

TB: Hamilton; Trout; Pujols; Cowgill; Freese; Campana.
RBI: Pujols (98), Freese (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Trout; Beckham, G.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.
CS: Hamilton (3, 2nd base by Smith, C/Zunino).

E: Iannetta (2, throw), Roth (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Green, G-Beckham, G-Navarro, E, Roth-Beckham, G-Navarro, E).

Smith, C(W, 1-0)2.00001100.00
Rasmus, C4.01000402.57
Grilli(L, 1-5)0.12441004.03
Morin, M0.21001102.29
Herrera, Y0.11000003.38

Elias pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

IBB: Cano (by Morin, M).
HBP: Morrison (by Grilli), Zunino (by Salas), Zunino (by Roth), Calhoun (by Elias).
Pitches-strikes: Elias 60-32, Smith, C 23-13, Maurer 7-4, Wilhelmsen 10-7, Beimel 10-9, Luetge 9-6, Rasmus, C 43-32, Grilli 14-9, Morin, M 16-9, Salas 18-12, Thatcher 13-9, Herrera, Y 6-3, Roth 53-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Elias 4-1, Smith, C 3-0, Maurer 1-1, Wilhelmsen 3-0, Beimel 2-1, Luetge 0-0, Rasmus, C 2-3, Grilli 1-0, Morin, M 1-0, Salas 0-1, Thatcher 0-0, Herrera, Y 0-0, Roth 3-4.
Batters faced: Elias 15, Smith, C 6, Maurer 3, Wilhelmsen 3, Beimel 4, Luetge 3, Rasmus, C 13, Grilli 5, Morin, M 4, Salas 6, Thatcher 3, Herrera, Y 2, Roth 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, C 1-0, Morin, M 1-1, Thatcher 3-3, Herrera, Y 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jordan Baker. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Chris Conroy.
Weather: 96 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 36,193.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 16, 2014
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media