The last day in San Diego and the last day of this ...
Come on, I can't help myself. The Mariners have won two in a row doing this. And you don't mess with a streak ... even if the Padres should be exempt from counting in streaks.
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen. Cannonball.
Hey, Mike Carp with his first base hit of his big league career with a little single into right. He later scores on Griffey's double to right-center. Wakamatsu said Griffey's been swinging the bat well. Then again this is Josh Geer pitching too.
Brandon Morrow has a pattern that wasn't good that inning. Throw ball one and then give up a hit on his second pitch. Morrow gives up an RBI double to David Eckstein, who is only a half inch taller than Shannon Drayer and then an RBI single to Adrian Gonzalez. He looked a lot better striking out Kouzmanoff and Carp make's a nice play to get the final out of the inning... the pitch count 24 with 13 strikes.
You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered with hair.
Yuni with a nice lead-off double but not much else.
The bottom of the inning was a little more entertaining. Yuni with a nice stop on a hard hit ball and then he spins and fires to get the lightning-fast Henry Blanco by six steps. And here's what's frustrating about Morrow, he walks the pitcher, Josh Geer and then comes back and just blows the doors off of Tony Gwynn Jr. He's at 43 pitches after two.
Sweet Lincoln's mullet.
Those were getaway day type of ABs there, the Mariners half of the inning took about two minutes.
Eckstein with another single and he moves up on Adrian Gonzalez "single." It gets quotes cause most left fielders probably have had that, including Raul Ibanez last year. Tough news about Raul today as he was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained groin.
Morrow gets out of the inning though with back-to-back strikeouts. Pitch count: 64 pitches, 39 strikes
Oh Audrey - I look like hell! I got bags under my eyes. What's that? Well if you were a man, I'd punch you. Punch you right in the mouth. That's bush. Bush league. YOU HEAR ME? AUDREY! LOOK AT ME! I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Alright?
Franklin Gutierrez continues to surprise me with his power. This time he goes to the right-center gap and puts one on the fake beach out where the 400 foot sign is for his fifth homer of the season.
Morrow has a 1-2-3 inning and is at only 74 pitches, will he be back for the fifth? No. Wlad Balentien will pinch hit for him. Pitch count for Morrow: 74 pitches, 46 for strikes.
For just one night let's not be Co-workers. Let's be Co-people.
The Mariners get a couple runners on, but not much going after that. Chris Jakubauskas comes on in relief and looks strong in one inning
By the beard of Zeus!
Franklin Gutierrez hits his second home run in the game! This time he pulls a ball down the left field line to give the Mariners a 3-2 lead. It's his sixth of the season, third in three games and his first multi-homer game of his career.
The game is tied on Adrian Gonzalez's homer to center. Gutierrez almost made the highlight reel again as his leaping attempt for the catch came up just off as the ball bounced off his glove.
I'm in a glass case of emotion.
Not much going on this inning. A couple 1-2-3 innings, but it's still tied at 3-3 and Larry Stone, who's sitting next to me is sweating out the possibility of extra innings and making his 6:45 flight.
Ohh, it's the deep burn. Oh, it's so deep. Oh, I can barely lift my right arm 'cause I did so many. I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.
The Mariners get a "single" from Junior because Tony Gwynn Jr. was playing him at the wall. But they don't get anything else.
The Padres get a little rally thanks to two walks from Roy Corcoran. Mark Lowe comes on and strikes out Kevin Kouzmanoff, unintentionally intentionally walks Chase Headley and gets Henry Blanco to fly out to Griffey to end the inning.
Brick, where did you get a hand grenade?
And we go to bonus panels. Of course we do. I'm glad I'm not flying out at 6:45 p.m.
Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
Chavez with a lead-off single, Carp with a walk but Beltre strikes out and Griffey pops up to short.
Well, we pretty much knew that was going to happen with Miggy B coming into the game. A double from Adrian Gonzalez and a single from Kouzmanoff and it's over.