August 02, 2012

Thames Hits First Homer As Mariners Win 7th Straight

What a day for the Mariners! Not only did they win their seventh straight game, they did it behind Blake Beavan who pitched deep enough into the game to walk away with the win. Beavan gave up two solo homers and a sac fly in 7.2 innings as Lucas Luetge got the last out in the 8th and Tom Wilhelmsen closed the game with a nice little bow.

The M's were trailing 2 to 0 until the bottom of the fourth. With runners at first and third, Jesus Montero grounded into a double play that allowed Dustin Ackley to score. Not the greatest way to score a run, but the M's were on the board and trailing 2 - 1.

Trailing 3 to 1 in the bottom of the 5th, Mike Carp hit a two out single and was aboard for Eric Thames. Making his Mariner debut, he was looking to impress. With the count 1 and 2, Thames hit a slider hard and deep. The ball landed deep in the seats in right center and Thames circled the bases ... Continue Reading...

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