G117: Rangers walk off again, 7-6 against Mariners

Seattle actually managed to hit the ball around a bit in this game. They put up all six of their runs in the first three innings against Alexi Ogando who was unusually awful. Not like I’m pretending he’s unhittable, but this was pretty awful for him. Just 2.2 innings pitched, eight hits and six earned runs. That was it for the runs the Mariners got. The Rangers had five relievers follow Ogando. They were Tateyama, Lowe, Oliver, Adams & Feliz. No runs from any of them, so that’s good.
The Rangers had nearly as many walks given to them as hits. They had nine hits, and six walks. That kind of combination is usually bad news for the opponent, and it was this night, too.
The Rangers had four out of their nine hits as extra base hits. Two doubles (Young, Torrealba), and two home runs (Chavez & Kinsler). Chavez had a good night overall, going 3-5 with two RBI’s and a run scored. He’s turning out to be very much the valuable extra guy who does well when you plug him in. Glad to see that. I’ll wager he’ll be around next year, too. :)
The walkoff was against the final Seattle pitcher Aaron Laffey who faced just two batters, and didn’t get either of them out. He allowed singles to Endy Chavez & Josh Hamilton, which scored Ian Kinsler ,who led the inning off against another pitcher.
Gotta love walkoffs at home. :)