Here are ten takeaways from today, before I shelve this game and start looking ahead to the Mariners’ next win:
10 batters retired by Chris Tillman before he walked his first baserunner, Michael Saunders.
9 outs made by Munenori Kawasaki, who is still filling in for Brendan Ryan.
8 innings pitched by Jason Vargas, who finished off his second complete game this season, and his first complete loss.
7 hits by the Mariners. Also, 7 strikeouts.
6 runners stranded in scoring position.
5 more games left to play against Baltimore. Thankfully, only 2 remain on this road trip.
4 of the last 5 games have not seen a run scored by the Mariners in the 1st inning.
3 hits in the 9th. Also, 3 runners left on base. So we’re back to the failed rally, are we?
2 strikeouts by Vargas, his lowest strikeout count since June 20, 2012.
1 run, an RBI single by Mune to score the only extra-base hitter tonight: Eric Thames.
Next game: @ Orioles | August 7 | 4:05pm