Sorry for the delay in updates. I'm a little overwhelmed today with Batista cutting his hair and Silva being activated from the disabled list. I had to cancel my order of Soul Glo that I was going to give to Miggy and hurry up and "El Buffalo" to my fantasy team.
Anyway let's get to it ...
Ian Snell has a quiet first inning. No walks, no bases loaded walks and no hits.
I can't believe I'm seeing "The Chief" back pitching at Safeco I wonder if he will go full count to every hitter like he used to do during his Mariners days. Man that guy used to throw a lot of pitches. I forget that the Mariners are a team that doesn't get to a lot of full counts. 1-2-3 for Freddy.
Snell issues a two-out walk, but is able to get Carlos Quentin to ground out meekly to end the inning.
I never understood why Freddy wasn't better than he was, but asking around and they'll tell you he's just kind of stubborn and not very smart when it comes to pitching. After the injuries, he simply doesn't have the stuff to get away with mistake pitches and he made one to Junior, who hit a solo homer to right for his 15th homer of the season. It was the 626th of his career and the first off of Freddy. Freddy became the 404th pitcher to give up a home run to Junior, so congrats Freddy.
The Mariners weren't finished though. Johjima hit a double to right (that's not a typo) and he later scored from first on Mike Carp's single and an error by Mark Kotsay (that's not a type either). Mariners lead 2-0.
After striking out the first two hitters, Snell gives up a 2-out single, but bounces back to strike out Gordon Beckham.
Ichiro Suzuki led off with a walk moved to second on a Gutierrez single and then later scored on Lopez's grounder to third. However, Gutz was stranded at second as Junior popped up and Beltre grounds out.
Well, Ian Snell isn't going to get a shutout, a single to a walk and a passed ball by Joh set up a two-run double by Kotsay. The single wasn't horrible, the walk to Konerko was tough, the passed ball is frustrating and the double is the medicine you take for the mistakes.Snell fought his way out not allowing another run -- Mariners 3, White Sox 2.
Mike Carp with a triple (I swear that's not a typo) to center. If you ever seen Carp run, you would understand why it would be construed as a typo. Of course, he's stranded there though.
Snell gives up a lead-off single but gets out of it. Meanwhile, the Chief is starting to settle in a little against the Mariners hitters.
Again Snell gets himself into trouble, giving up a lead-off double to Paul Konerko and again he gets out of it without surrendering a run.
The Mariners have done little against Freddy since the third inning. But they get a pair of hits and have runners on first and second with two outs, but Carp pops out to end the inning.
Well the bullpen burps it up for Snell. Shawn Kelly gives up back to back hits and then gets a strikeout, MarkLowe comes into stop the bleeding but gave up a single to A.J. Pierzysnki to score two runs.
The Mariners have a chance in teh bottom of the inning but Matt Thornton comes in and strikes out Junior with runners on second and third with three straight fastballs.