Ball Jumps Out of the Yard, Seattle Takes 3 of 4 in Texas

Seattle MarinersJuly 8: Seattle 4, Texas 1

Four of the five runs in the game were scored on homers. Seattle’s starter Freddy Garcia gave up only a solo dong to Texas Alex Rodriguez in eight excellent innings. Garcia walked none and struck out nine, and has a sparkly 2.77 ERA over his last seven starts.

                  R H BB
SEA 000 000 121 - 4 6  3
TEX 010 000 000 - 1 5  1

HR: K. Griffey, Jr. (14), K. Johjima (5), A. Rodriguez-TEX (17)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
F. Garcia   8.0  1  1  1  0  9  
Y. Darvish  7.1  3  3  2  2  7 

SEA 38-44, TEX 37-45

July 9: Seattle 5, Texas 3

Both teams got all of their runs in a single inning. Seattle’s third was their money inning against Gerald Perry. Dan Wilson got hit by a pitch, Edgar Martinez and Alvin Davis singled, Ichiro Suzuki and Alex Rodriguez doubled, and Ken Griffey, Jr. went yard for the second straight game.

Ivan Rodriguez knocked in all three Texas runs on a bomb in the eighth inning.

                  R  H BB
SEA 005 000 000 - 5 11  3
TEX 000 000 030 - 3  4  3

HR: K. Griffey, Jr. (15), I. Rodriguez (11)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
F. Hernandez  7.0  3  3  1  2  8  
G. Perry      8.0  5  3  1  3  4 

SEA 39-44, TEX 37-46

July 10: Seattle 5, Texas 4

Six homers flew out of the ballpark in Arlington in this one. For what I believe was the first time, the same dude homered for both teams in the same game. A-Rod didn’t just homer once for each team though–he knocked two dingers for each team. Griffey, Jr. spanked a homer for the third straight game.

The Texas A-Rod is having an odd year – he’s now tied for third most homers in the league, but is hitting just .221/.294/.418.

                  R H BB
SEA 300 000 011 - 5 9  4
TEX 000 201 010 - 4 4  6

HR: K. Griffey, Jr. (16), A. Rodriguez-SEA 2 (16),
A. Rodriguez-TEX 2 (19), R. Palmeiro (15)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Johnson  7.0  3  3  2  6  9  
N. Ryan     7.0  3  3  2  4  6 

SEA 40-44, TEX 37-47

July 11: Texas 5, Seattle 0

Fergie Jenkins turned out to be what Texas needed to manage a win over Seattle. Jenkins was just filthy. Coming off his first start of the year in which he allowed no earned runs, he one-upped himself by tossing his first shutout in impressive fashion. He issued no walks, and was just two singles and an A-Rod error short of perfection.

With seven round-trippers in the series, the Rangers passed the Yankees for most dongs in the league.

                  R H BB
SEA 000 000 000 - 0 2  0
TEX 010 200 20x - 5 7  0

HR: R. Palmeiro (16), J. Hamilton (9)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Moyer    7.0  5  3  2  0  3  
F. Jenkins  9.0  0  0  0  0  4 

SEA 40-45, TEX 38-47
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