By: Joey Segur
The Seattle Mariners continue to dominate on the road with a 4-0 victory over the Reds. King Felix once again started the game off strong, retiring the first 8 batters he faced. In the bottom of the third the King faced a small jam with a unfortunate hit from the Reds pitcher John Lamb as it was placed right between Chris Iannetta and Felix. After that single from Lamb, Billy Hamilton would single to left and Tyler Holt would walk to load the bases bringing up the dangerous Joey Votto. Luckily for the Mariners and King Felix Votto would line out right back to Felix to end the inning. Felix would run into a very similar situation in the 5th inning with bases loaded and Votto would be at the plate once again. Instead of lining out to Felix, Votto grounded out to Lee at first to escape another bases loaded jam. Felix ended his game going 6 innings while giving up 4 hits, 3 walks and striking out 5. The King now has a positive record at 4-3 and an ERA of 2.21 for the season.
Leonys Martin scored the first run of the game with a line drive homer to right field. Martin has already passed the amount of home runs he hit last year and is close to breaking the RBI total from season. Even though Martin had a short season due to injury he has shown so much improvement and potential for the rest of the season to come. In the 3rd inning Franklin Gutierrez smashed a three run shot to left field. Guti’s three run homer was measured at 473 feet making it the 2nd longest home run of this season. The Mariners offense would end the game with 6 hits, 4 runs, walked 3 times struck out a total of 7 times.
In the 5th inning Ketel Marte was replaced by Shawn O’Malley due to an injury to his right hand. It seemed when Marte stole 2nd in the top of the 5th he jammed or somehow injured his thumb on the base. As of now there is no word on the degree of injury but you can expect him to be day to day.
The Mariners still haven’t lost a series on the road and have the best road record in the MLB. The M’s look to sweep the struggling Reds tomorrow as Wade Miley takes the mound. Let’s go M’s!!!!!!!