Seattle offense comes to life in 2 big rallies after top 16 hitters retire
ANAHEIM – Another game, another early limited offense and another big breakout. With an 8-2 win at Angels Stadium on Tuesday night, the Mariners, foam, rinse, repeat, once again spoiled the night for the Angels and won the three-game series.
Mariners over the past 16 series The game is now 12-3-1 and they are 35-15, which is MLB’s second-best record in that stretch, behind the Dodgers (41-9). Seattle has the highest wild-card spot in the American League, the club’s best 16-series since the last 16 in 2001, its last playoff appearance, when it set an MLB record with 116 wins.
But back to Tuesday, from Where to start?
Top 16 Mariners batters press Fall in order? Ty France overcomes tough August with iconic draw knock? The jugular for five insurance runs in the ninth? Robbie Ray hits 10 in another quality start?
Create timely traffic
The Mariners have finally caught up to the deceptive southpaw after a game against Angels starter Jose Suarez (José Suarez made a perfect Game 6), Mark him for four straight singles, ending with a full-count lofty fastball with two hits from France. The Seattle first baseman is 6-for-48 this month, but he finds a hole in the right field line in the way he does best — not trying to do too much.
“Honestly, every time I enter Box, a bizarre hitter,” said France. “I didn’t really think about [struggling]. It’s one of those things you reflect on after a game, but during a game, you have to hit the ball one at a time.”
Appearance at the next plate – in Angels manager Phil Nevin to replace Jimmy Hedgett After that — Jesse Wink Julio Rodriguez went 3-2 on a sacrifice fly and the Mariners wouldn’t give up.
Seattle in close play One of the big factors that go down in history for its success is its ability to generate traffic. The Mariners have often done this during their worst May-June period, but they have struggled to deliver.
“You only have a deeper lineup, more A lot more people can be successful in those positions,” manager Scott Servis said. “And we’re going to need them. Everyone has to contribute to this team. We don’t have a superstar, but everyone has to do their job. When we do, we’re in good shape.”
Yet another epic ninth Seattle was poised to extend its MLB-best 27-14 record in a single game, but in Game 9, Adam Frey Ze (who broke an earlier perfect game) hit a two-run 3, Sam Hagerty smashed an RBI infield single and Rodriguez smashed a two-run homer that led to a five-run insurance.
Although the Mariners are in a single game Great performance, but even Servius said he would prefer a late insurance over an anxious finish night in and out. Good teams usually stay the course, and by doing so on Tuesday, Servais was able to pitch Erik Swanson in a blowout ninth inning instead of using Paul Sewald to save the chance.
“The tension is there, this is the focus,” Fraser said. “We knew we had to do something around the clock. The pressure on defense was there. Pitchers, we had a really good bullpen and really good starters, so we knew we were going to play. We just tried to stay focused. , keep knocking on doors, keep putting pressure on them.”
The light is back on track Left-hander Ray had 10 strikeouts for the seventh time in 24 innings, but it was innings – with doubles ending in third inning, This is arguably his best moment, mainly because it highlights how far he has come earlier this year, when a runaway inning was his biggest culprit.
“I think it’s just from game one Better focus in the beginning,” Ray said. “It’s all mental, really. Just having a mental adjustment to understand when things start to get a little messy, just knowing when to step back and know you’re one ball away from getting out of an inning.”
In order to “return to myself”, as Ray As stated after his most recent start, his slider got heavier again and effectively buried it in most of the Angels’ mixed batting lineup, producing 10 sniffs on the field and overall. 15 times. Now that Ray has had two tough performances against the Astros on July 24 and July 29 — at least before a possible meeting with them in October — he’s back on cruise control.
Nothing like the opener on Tuesday The Chaos Ball also didn’t break out as late as Monday’s ninth inning. But it was another timely hit, quality running, solid pitching — and how the Mariners kept their feet on the ground in the closing moments.