This has not been Jake Peavy’s best season, coming into the game with a 1-5 record and an ERA of 4.52, and Tuesday night was another poor outing for Peavy. He lasted just five innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and two walks, including a two-run home run by Kyle Seager and a solo shot for Mike Zunino in the fifth inning. Peavy still has just the one win this season, coming back on April 25th.
The game was slowed twice for three different replays, yes, three replays in two stoppages. The first replay came on a hard hit ball from Mike Napoli to left field that was originally ruled as a diving catch by Dustin Ackley. After John Farrell challenged the call, it was properly overturned as Ackley had lost control of the ball on the ground, but Napoli was surprisingly given just a single rather than a double. Lloyd McClendon then asked for a replay of the same play, why I am still not sure, which of course resulted in no change, but causing a delay of 3:56.
Farrell requested another replay in the fifth inning after James Jones was ruled safe on the back end of a potential double play ball. The call was properly upheld as it was simply too close to make a definitive call as to whether he or the ball reached the bag first.
The Seattle Mariners starter, Erasmo Ramirez, didn’t fare a whole lot better than Peavy, as he only lasted 4.1 innings, giving up five hits and five walks, three of which came in the first inning, and a two-run long ball to Brock Holt.
Felix Doubront put in two solid innings of no hit ball, with the only base runner coming on the first error by Stephen Drew since re-joining the Red Sox, but time will tell if David Ortiz lobbies to have the official scorer change that.
The Mariners added a run in the eight to win 8-2 and improve to 42-36 and extend their winning streak to five games, meanwhile, the Red Sox fall to 35-43. The Red Sox finish up their seven game West coast trip Wednesday night before heading back to the Eastern Time zone to take on bitter rivals, and team immediately ahead of them in the AL East standing, the New York Yankees on Friday.