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GAME UPDATES: Mariners vs. Tigers, July 23rd

Post by Ryan Divish on July 23, 2009 at 10:49 am with No Comments »
July 23, 2009 10:49 am

Well, first pitch was 1:31, so it was a 26 minute delay.

The Mariners will be facing lefty Luke French, who to be honest. I don’t know much about. He’s 1-0 with 1.89 ERA. He’s appeared in five games and started three. He was 4-4 at Triple A

According to the Tigers media guide, Lucas “Luke” French was drafted in the 8th round of the 2004 draft. He was born in Salina, Kansas, but played his high school ball at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado.

First Inning

Ichiro Suzuki keeps his streak of not going in hitless in back-to-back games going with an infield single and moving to second on Brandon Inge’s throwing error. He would later score on the Mike Sweeney’s double down the left-field line.

I’ve counted eight scouts at the game. I mentioned the Phillies were here, there are also scouts from the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Twins, Yankees in attendance

Wash works into some minor trouble and works right out of it.

Second inning

Well the Mariners catch a bad break, they were trying to play hit and run with Johnson, but his liner is grabbed by Placido Polanco, who tags out Langerhans for a double play. In the very next at-bat Jack Hannahan hits a ground rule double.

Washburn goes 1-2-3 in the inning with three fly ball outs, all of his outs this game have come on fly balls.

Third inning

Three more flyball outs for Wash, its nine in a row.

Fourth inning

Washburn goes from a flyball outs to strikeouts. He strikes out 2 of 3 and gets a ground ball out.

Fifth inning

The Mariners squander a chance in the fifth getting a pair of runners on. Washburn gives up a lead-off single, but got a nice 6-4-3 double play to help get out of the inning.

Sixth inning

The Mariners go up 2-0 as Lopez doubles to lead off the inning and later scores on Wlad Balentien’s fielder’s choice, maybe not exciting, but effective.

Two more fly ball outs for Washburn.

Seventh Inning

Two more fly ball outs for Washburn, that’s 14 of the 21 outs on flyballs.

Eighth Inning

Well, Mark Lowe nearly gives me a heart attack, walking the lead off guy, throwing six straight ball, then striking out two guys and giving up an RBI triple to Curtis Granderson. Wak pulls him for Sean White, who gets Placido Polanco and his odd-shaped head to ground out to end the inning. MAriners lead 2-1, but I wouldn’t mind an insurance run for my sanity.

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