HOME GAME # 2
Final Score: Astros 16 Mariners 9
Recap: Brendan Maurer didn’t get out of the first inning, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits in 2/3 of an inning. Kameron Loe wasn’t much better. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits including 3 home runs over the next 2 1/3. The rout was on. Houston added a 2 run home runs off of Charlie Furbush in the 4th.
TURNING POINT: The 6 run first for Houston
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Houston’s Jose Altuve who went 4 for 6 including a home run. He was a triple shy of the cycle.
Astros starter Erik Bedard retired the first 10 batters he faced, but left after 4 innings, having given up only 1 hit. He did not qualify for the win.
Astros left fielder Chris Carter hit 2 home runs, one in the 3rd inning, the other in the 9th inning.
Astros first baseman Brett Wallace struck out 4 times, bringing his strike out total to 17 in 24 AB’s
Mariners hit back to back home runs for the first time this year, with Raul Ibanez and Michael Morse going deep in the 8th. It was Morse’s 6th HR of the season.
Mariners scores 7 of their 9 runs in the last 3 innings, including 4 runs in the 9th.
Both teams combined for 8 home runs, which tied for the third most in a single game in Safeco Field history.
The game lasted 3 hours and 36 minutes
NEXT UP: Seattle’s Blake Bevin (0-0, 9.00) goes against Houston’s Matt Harrison (0-2, 8.44)