Cutting right to the chase, J.A. Happ has not been good for a while and that did not change tonight. In the 1st, and on the first pitch, J.P. Crawford hit a homer to right-center. Despite this ominous start, Happ got through the first in short order, and everything seemed fine.
Then the 2nd inning Happ-ened. The Mariners loaded the bases and Shed Long Jr. hit a 3-run triple to give them a 4-0 lead. A passed ball by Ben Rortvedt in the next at bat scored him making it 5-0. Three consecutive singles in the 4th inning scored Seattle’s 6th run. Griffin Jax entered in relief in the 5th inning, ending Happ’s night at: 4.0 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 SO.
In the 6th, Ty France singled in the 7th run, and a bases-loaded sac fly drove in number 8. At this point its 8-0 and the Twins have 3 hits and 0 runs, by the way. Luis Torres added on with a solo blast in the 7th, 9-0. France hit a solo blast in the 8th for a needed 10th insurance run.
Meanwhile, Chris Flexen completely shut down the Twins lineup: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 8 SO. Nothing happened in the 9th, giving us a 10-0 Mariners win over the Twins.
- Alex Kirilloff: 2-3
- Arraez: 1-4 in his return to the lineup.
- That’s it.
- J.A. Happ, Griffin Jax.
- Batters not named Alex Kirilloff or Luis Arraez (1 hit).
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