Mariners 8, Astros 7: Mariners not phased by McHugh's magic

Bob Levey

McHugh's masterful run ends at the hands of the Mariners.

Collin McHugh has been one of the best stories in baseball this season. He comes to the Astros after stents with the Mets and Rockies and is called up to pitch only after two starters go down in same week. McHugh pitches like an ace in his first two starts, giving up one run over 15.1 innings and striking out 19. Today we learned he was human, and that's okay. It's only the law of averages.

The Mariners put up six runs (five earned) on McHugh before he exited the game after the fourth inning. The biggest blow come in the third inning, as the M's collected four runs on five hits in the inning. This included three extra-base hits by John Buck, Willie Bloomquist, and Robinson Cano. A second John Buck double lead to the final run allowed by the Astros starter in the fourth inning.

Jerome Williams came in for tandem/long relief duty, he gave up two runs on three hits. Williams walked in a run in his first inning of work, and Stefen Romero was driven in by John Buck after leading off the eighth with a double.

Darin Downs, freshly called up from Oklahoma City, kept Seattle scoreless after allowing a leadoff single to Robinson Cano in the ninth.

The Astros offense once again showed the life we have been waiting for all season in today's game, now if only we could sync that up with some great pitching efforts that would be perfect. Alex Presley, Chris Carter, Matt Dominguez, and Jose Altuve each had a double in tonight's game. Jonathan Villar had his second straight game with a home run.

Bo Porter played his cards nicely in the eighth, switching from Jesus Guzman to Marc Krauss after a Mariners pitching change. Krauss drove in Castro and Dominguez, who were in scoring positions after a Matty-D ground-rule double. Jason Castro drove in Jose Altuve in the ninth to bring the game with in one , but it was not enough as Dominguez struck out to end the game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Crawfish Boxes

You must be a member of The Crawfish Boxes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Crawfish Boxes. You should read them.

Join The Crawfish Boxes

You must be a member of The Crawfish Boxes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Crawfish Boxes. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker