Mariners pick up a sweep in crazy fashion

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The Seattle Mariners (32-39) sweep the Oakland A’s (23-48) and it came in a crazy way. After scoring seventeen combined runs between the first two games, game three turned out to be a bit wild.

The Oakland Athletics starter Frankie Montas had everything working, no-hitting the Mariners through seven and two-thirds innings. He was also consistently hitting 99 mph late into the game. While Robbie Ray went 6 strong innings, only allowing one hit. Though both starters get the no-decision, as it became a bullpen game late.

The crazy part: The Mariners walked four times in the top of the ninth, scoring twice on a wild pitch. That was all it took to win game three.

“There is a million ways to win a ballgame, and that was definitely one of them.”

Dylan Moore

The Mariners are still waiting for the results on Ty France, as he is due for an MRI tomorrow. But Servais pointed out that the X-Rays are negative.

Though Ty France remains hopeful that he will miss the IL, according to Shannon Drayer:

Next up for the Mariners:

The Mariners will travel to Los Angeles to play the Angels. Where they have a chance to get some revenge for the Angels taking four out of five in Seattle.
Pitching matchups:

  • Chris Flexen: 2-8, 4.23 ERA, 52 K, 25 BB vs. Michael Lorenzen: 6-4, 4.15 ERA, 47 K, 24 BB
  • Logan Gilbert: 7-3, 2.28 ERA, 82 K, 23 BB vs. Patrick Sandoval: 3-2, 2.70 ERA, 59 K, 28 BB
  • Marco Gonzales: 4-7, 3.33 ERA, 42 K, 27 BB vs. Noah Syndergaard: 4-6, 3.86 ERA, 40 K, 15 BB

KEY NOTES:

  • Robbie Ray has only allowed one run over his last 20 innings and has struck out a batter per inning.
  • Adam Frazier broke a 0-13 slump with the base hit in the eighth.
  • The Mariners will not see Shohei Ohtani pitch in LA, which after what he did yesterday… its a good thing. Shohei Ohtani pitched eight shutout innings striking out 13 batters and only allowing two hits on Wednesday.
  • Jarred Kelenic, currently with the Rainiers, has lowered his strikeout rate to a below MLB average 22.8% over his last 21 games.