There is a nautical term called “Confused Seas” wherein the swell of the waves from a previous storm and new waves from current wind conditions are in conflict with each other and actually going in different directions. Tonight’s game started with the left over swell from last nights storm in the dugout with its lingering effects on the the team and the fans, and then the actual game that turned into an eventual 5-1 win for the Mariners.
It is an odd combination of emotions as the strong undercurrent of bad energy from friday night was countered by the victory tonight against the Boston Red Sox. John Lester pitched a great game striking out 13, yet the Mariners managed to get 5 runs on only 4 hits and get a win against a Red Sox team battling with their own demons. Michael Saunders had a big two-run homer in the sixth and with his two hits on the night moves his average up to .238. The Mariners starter David Pauley pitched 5 and 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on a long-ball to David Ortiz.
Once again the starter for the Mariners did his job and for once we got a few timely hits including a well executed squeeze bunt by Jack Wilson to bring in Milton Bradley after he tripled in the 8th. It would be nice to get a victory tomorrow and come-away with a split in this wild series. Like many of you I am having a little trouble processing all that has happened in this wacky season and look forward to some fair weather and calm Seas for the rest of the voyage…….http://jeffsmariners.com