Thursday, May 12, 2022

Mariners Overcome Ejection, 4 Wind Blown HR and 5-0 Deficit in Fenway

Seattle watched four Red Sox wind blown homers (on DEEP card readings) that would have only left two other parks, and in the first inning the Mariners cleanup hitter France hit and apparent homer on a Z-play that was called foul, and he was the ejected for arguing. 

Ok, we could use Z-play charts invented since instant replay came to baseball, but on our 1978 charts that was the fun play.

By the end of the third inning, the Mariners were down 5-0 in our series between our two teams with the worst records in real MLB play this year.

The Red Sox have been great in their first six Statis-Pro games, but the exciting young Mariners led by Julio Rodriguez rallied for 11 runs in the middle three innings, and when Arroyo hit into a double play with bases loaded escaped with an 11-10 win.

Rich Hill threw 6 scoreless innings in the nightcap and the Red Sox secured a split with 3-1 win as closer Barnes retired Rodriguez (4 of 10 in the series) to end the series. 

All teams are within 4 games of each other in our season. Teams are averaging 4.6 runs per game (4.5 was the average last year) and 17% of our games have counted as sweeps for 5+ run wins).

Will see if Cleveland can stay in their surprise start with Lopez and Banks (and not Cy Young early favorite Bieber) going into Toronto to face a killer lineup in a hitters park.

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