Seattle didn’t do starting pitcher Erik Swanson any favors Tuesday night. Ryon Healy and Mitch Haniger each had an error, which both led to at least one extra run. Also, the Mariners offense was lacking in many departments. Here’s how it happened…
The first score of the game came thanks to the Mitch Haniger error. The Mariners’ right fielder didn’t stay down, and the ball snuck beneath Haniger’s glove. Eric Hosmer did get credit for an RBI double, and he got to third on the error. 1-0 Padres.
The next batter, Franmil Reyes, hit a two run home run to extend the San Diego lead to 3-0 in the second inning.
The scoring went quiet until the fifth inning when the M’s loaded the bases. Unfortunately, everyone didn’t come home, but the M’s cut the lead down to one on a wild sequence. Tim Beckham picked up two RBI to make it 3-2 Padres.
Reyes decided one home run wasn’t enough. He hit his second bomb, a solo homer, in the sixth. 4-2 Padres.
Two batters, and a pitching change, later and Padres catcher Austin Hedges hit a two-run homer. 6-2 San Diego, through six innings.
The Mariners got one back off a lead off double and then a sacrifice fly from Domingo Santana. 6-3 Padres.
The Mariners couldn’t get anything else, and they lost their second straight game. 6-3 Padres.
Winning Pitcher, (2-2) Nick Margevicius: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 K, 5 BB
Losing Pitcher, (0-2) Erik Swanson: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
Save, (11) Kirby Yates: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
Seattle and San Diego do it again tomorrow, first pitch at 12:40 p.m. on Freedom 970.