Mariners Fall vs. Rockies in Opener


Hisashi Iwakuma pitched valiantly over 6.1 innings on Friday night, but he took the loss as the Mariners lost to the Colorado Rockies by a score of 4-2.

The loss drops the M’s to 68-74 on the year and drops Iwakuma to 7-4 on the season.

‘Kuma and Chad Bettis matched zeroes into the seventh inning before Dustin Garneau hit a three-run home run to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead. Kyle Seager, who has been on a tear for the Mariners, homered in the eighth to cut it to 3-2.

Colorado tacked on another run in the ninth to make it 4-2.

The Mariners mustered only five hits on the night. James Jones led off and registered a multi-hit game. Seager, Logan Morriso and Brad Miller had the other hits.

After Iwakuma, Danny Farquhar and Joe Beimel worked a scoreless 1.2 innings. Tony Zych surrendered the insurance run in the ninth.

The Mariners will be back at it tomorrow against the Rockies.

-Note. Tonight was the 14th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Please remember the sacrifices of everyone around the country that day — and always.

Go M’s!

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