Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mariners LIVE!

Tuesday night, David Tuttle (may he be as blessed as I) called and said he had a couple of tickets to Wednesday's day game and nobody had been able to use them, did I want them? I called my boss and begged. He gave me the vacation time and we went. They were beautiful seats, front row of the second deck just off the first base line. The Mariner's lost.....

It was an outstanding game for eight innings, a pitcher's duel at 1-1 after 7, and a bobble to let a Twins run score in the eighth. Jarod Washburn pitched a great game. The bobble made it 2-1 after eight, certainly a salvageable situation. But Sean Green gave up a hit, a walk and a sacrifice getting two outs in the top of the ninth, to put men at 2nd and 3rd. They walked Joe Mauer (.305, 5 HR) to get to Torii Hunter (.296, 24 HR), loading the bases. Hunter parked one for 4 RBI. The crowd got up and walked out. It was really quite weird to look back from the ball landing to see the aisles now filled and the seats empty..... I wondered about the intentional walk to Mauer and hindsight is 20-20, but dang! Bad move.

Are they good enough? This one belongs to the manager....


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