BALTIMORE The Seattle Mariners jerseys spent nearly six hours trying to get a win that ultimately eluded their grasp for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was an ejection that infuriated manager Lloyd McClendon. Hardy in the eighth inning of a 5 4 victory Thursday.
The game lasted 3 1/2 hours and was interrupted by rain for 2 hours, 5 minutes after starting 12 minutes late because of showers. That didn’t bother McClendon as much as his team’s inability to get a clutch hit and the ejection of No. 5 hitter cheap Kyle Seager jersey.
Seager was tossed by plate umpire John Tumpane after arguing a third strike call in the fifth inning.
“I’d like to say that’s baseball, but it’s not baseball,” McClendon said. “I didn’t think that was warranted. I don’t know, maybe (Tumpane) got tired of the Orioles jerseys (complaining about) balls and strikes all day. It’s very unfortunate that the game was probably decided on that.”
Seager was replaced by Willie Bloomquist, who twice was retired with the bases loaded.
“I put Willie in a really bad situation. That’s inexcusable,” Seager said. “I need to be there for my team.”
The Mariners jerseys went 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position and had 13 left on base.
“We just couldn’t really get the big hit to really put us over the hump,” McClendon said.
Playing his first game with Seattle after being traded from the Cubs jerseys on Tuesday, catcher cheap Welington Castillo jersey drove in a run and scored one.
After cheap Steve Pearce jersey’s first career grand slam put Baltimore up 4 0 in the first inning, the Orioles jerseys managed only one more hit until cheap Chris Davis jersey led off the eighth with a single off cheap Danny Farquhar jersey (0 3). Davis advanced on a groundout and scored with an awkward slide after Hardy bounced a single up the middle.
cheap Tommy Hunter jersey (1 1) worked out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth and cheap Zach Britton jersey got three straight outs for his ninth save. Happ following two singles and a walk. It was his fourth home run of the season and only the second since April 7.
It was 4 1 in the middle of the third inning when rain caused a stoppage of play. That forced Orioles jerseys starter cheap Chris Tillman jersey out of the game, and cheap Brian Matusz jersey promptly gave up a two run single to pinch hitter cheap Rickie Weeks jersey.
Seattle loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh. cheap Darren O’Day jersey was on the brink of escaping without damage, getting two outs before walking cheap Logan Morrison jersey on a 3 2 pitch to force in the tying run.
But Baltimore bounced back to win the deciding matchup of the three game series. That ended a run of 14 straight starts in which the left hander went at least five innings.
Orioles jerseys: Tillman gave up one run in three innings, and because he recently battled back spasms, he wasn’t coming back. “It was a frustrating day, but that’s selfish,” he said. “We got a win today, and a series win, so you move on.”
Mariners jerseys: McClendon said no date has been set for RHP cheap Hisashi Iwakuma jersey (strained back muscle) to begin throwing. Iwakuma has been on the DL since April 25.
Orioles jerseys: INF cheap Everth Cabrera jersey (bruised foot) will come off the DL on Friday, Showalter said. INF cheap Rey Navarro jersey was unavailable after having emergency dental work done before the game.
Mariners jerseys: cheap Felix Hernandez jersey (6 1, 1.85 authentic jerseys wholesale ERA) looks to rebound from his first defeat of the season when the Mariners jerseys face Toronto on Friday night in the opener of a three game series.
Orioles jerseys: Baltimore takes to the road to face Miami in a three game series that begins Friday night. It’s the only time over a 20 game stretch that the Orioles jerseys won’t play at home.