|Did you know that potential league MVP Big Papi was once a Wisconsin Timber Rattler? Me neither. Did you know that he was originally called David Arias and not David Ortiz? Me neither. I didn't even need to photoshop in a logo this time!|
Poor Spencer drives all the way up to Wisconsin, only to get swept by my homer-happy team. Sorry brah. In the series, the traveling Mariners outscored the Red Sox 30-10. The Mariners are now in first place with a 8-4 record.
GAME ONE: Travis Blackley -vs- Tommy Millone***
The M's wasted little time in game one, scoring twelve runs on 25 hits (yes, 25 hits), in three innings off Red Sox starter Tommy Millone. David Ortiz had four hits including a homer, J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs and a double, Evan Longoria had four hits and four RBI and Viciedo collected three hits and three RBI. Ian Kinsler and Jamey Carroll each had three-hit games, as well. Travis Blackley pitched seven tidy innings, yielding only one run and five hits. For Spencer, Matt Weiters had two hits and a RBI.
HRS - Arencibia (2), Ortiz
Win - Blackley, Loss - Millone
NICK 15, SPENCER 2
GAME TWO: Jered Weaver -vs- Brandon McCarthy
A seventh inning rally, featuring back-to-back, run scoring doubles from Alex Gordon and Big Papi, secured a tight, game-two victory for the Mariners. Adam Dunn hit a grand slam in the first inning, before the Red Sox tied things with two runs in the second and two more in the bottom of the fourth. For Spencer's Red Sox, Alberto Callaspo reached base twice and had two RBI, Paul Konerko had three hits and Omar Infante had a two-run double.
HR - Dunn (GS)
Win - Fort Atkinson, SV - Balfour, Loss - McCarthy
NICK 6, SPENCER 5
GAME THREE: Brandon Morrow -vs- Chris Sale***
The Mariners secured the series sweep in game three, thanks to seven doubles, nine runs and solid pitching from starter Brandon Morrow who whiffed eight batters and yielded just one run. Longoria had two doubles, a single and two RBI for the M's. Viciedo had a double, two RBI and a run scored. For the Red Sox, Paul Konerko had a multi-hit game and a home run, ElZobrist and Revere each had two hits and Jeff Mathis hit a solo homer.
HR - Konerko, Mathis
Win - Morrow, SV - Balfour, Loss - Sale
NICK 9, SPENCER 3
*** Left hand pitcher. Just saying.