Iannetta Helps Karns Get First Win Of The Season

By: Joey Segur

Mike Stobe/Getty Images
Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Well the time has finally come!!! The Seattle Mariners looked like an amazing Baseball team plating seven runs against the Yankees in game one of a three game series. Now since every commentator did this yesterday, I might as well in remembrance of #42 Jackie Robinson. #42 Nathan Karns looked amazing as he went 5 innings giving up 5 hits, one earned run, while walking four and striking out 7. If you didn’t watch the game you missed one heck of a 4th inning from Karns. The bottom half of the inning started with a walk to ex-mariner and huge let down, #42 Dustin Ackley. After Ackley reaches safely #42 Starlin Castro singled to left Fielder #42 Nori Aoki sending Ackley to third. With a wild pitch by Karns, Castro heads to 2nd base. Normally with runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs someone would score, but that wasn’t the case as Karns struck out #42 Didi Gregorius, #42 Chase Headley and #42 Jacoby Ellsbury in order stranding Ackley and Castro in scoring position.

#42 Chris Iannetta is looking like the most consistent hitter the Mariners have right now, leading the ball club with a .320 average. Iannetta has also been a stud behind the plate blocking multiple pitches and making sure nothing gets past him. Iannetta had a moon shot in the top of the 5th inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead and the Mariners didn’t stop there. After the Cano RBI single in the fourth, the Mariners scored in every single inning. In the 6th #42 Adam Lind drives in Cano with a single, in the 7th #42 Franklin Gutierrez hits a sac fly to score #42 Ketel Marte, the 8th inning scores #42 Nelson Cruz with a Iannetta single and the 9th inning Guti plates Aoki with a double.

Fun Fact: Nathan Karns becomes the first starter for the Mariners this season to get a win. Felix Hernandez (0-1, 0.69 ERA) will take on C.C. Sabathia (1-0, 4.50 ERA) in a half hour or so. The line up is set to

1. Aoki – LF.

2. Marte – SS.

3. Cano – 2B.

4. Cruz – DH.

5. Gutierrez – RF.

6. Iannetta – C.

7.  Lee – 1B.                                                      

8. Martin – CF.                                                 

9. Sardinas – 3B.

If you haven’t noticed Kyle Seager is not in the line up today, most likely due to his very low .132 batting average. I’m sure manager Scott Servais wants Seager to catch his breath and let his mind relax for a day. Let’s hope we see the old Seager really soon. Go Mariners!!!



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