With one swing of the bat in the first inning — on the first pitch of the game — Brad Miller got the Mariners’ offense revving back up with a line-drive single.
With another swing of the bat in the sixth, Miller knocked another “first” off his to-do list — first major-league homer, a no-doubter off Bud Norris.
“He threw one in there and it felt pretty good; it felt really good,’’ Miller said. “It felt pure. And I kind of blacked out there for a little bit.”
He revived himself, and with another swing in the eighth, well, now Miller was just piling on to his breakout game. He launched a three-run homer that put a bow on the Mariners’ 10-7 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
They’ve won four in a row, and have been putting up the sort of offensive prowess not seen from this ballclub in quite awhile. As much as the four home runs — Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak joined Miller — manager Eric Wedge was as pleased with the eight walks the Mariners drew, and the qualit