Staff Writer for 102.9 & 750 The Game
Seattle lost to Miami 5-0. The Marlins took a no-hitter into the ninth before a base hit by Mitch Haniger broke it up.
The Seattle Mariners welcomed the Miami Marlins to Safeco Field hoping to win their fifth straight. Wei-Yin Chen had different ideas though, and he started the game hot, retiring eight straight Mariners’ hitters through the first three innings. It wouldn’t be until a walk in the fourth that a Mariner would reach base. Chen would take the no-hitter into the seventh inning before being relieved. He walked two and hit one batter in the effort.
Seattle’s hitting woes wouldn’t improve much as they would continue hitless through the eighth inning before Haniger got a 1-out shot in the bottom of the ninth off Kyle Barraclough, breaking up what would have been the fourth no-hitter suffered by Seattle in their team history.
Yovani Gallardo started the game on the mound for the Mariners, and it was a rough start. He gave up one run in the first, another in the second, and then a two-run home run in the third to Justin Bohr.
Gallardo would recoup though and pitch three scoreless innings before being relieved in the seventh by James Pazos. Brad Ziggler would finish the game for Seattle and give up a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly.
It wasn’t all bad hitting though as Seattle started the game with some top-notch defense when Guillermo Heredia robbed Marcell Ozuna of a three-run home run.
These two teams will meet again tomorrow for the rubber match. It should be a lot of fun as King Felix will be on the mound and Ichiro Suzuki will return to the field one more time. You can catch all the action on 102.9 and 750 the Game, pregame coverage starting at 11:30am.