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Game Of The Week: Mariners Spoil Suter’s Debut With 7-4 Win
- Updated: August 20, 2016
The Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners opened their weekend series at Safeco Field on Friday night and it quickly became one of the most talked about games of the night.
Brewers’ left-hander Brent Suter made his Major League debut on Friday night; making it the first time that the Brewers’ started a left-handed pitcher in 474 games. He cruised through three and one-third innings; although he walked three, he held the Mariners hitless. His first major hiccup of the night was, with one out in the bottom of the fourth, Suter allowed a solo homerun to another young MLB star in the making, Kyle Seager on a fly ball to right field.
With Seattle up 1-0, the Brewers decided to strike back in the top of the fifth as Chris Carter hit his own solo homer on a line drive to center off of LHP Wade LeBlanc. That would be Carter’s 28th homerun of the season.
In the bottom of the fifth, with the Mariners’ lineup getting their third at-bats against Suter and a runner on base, Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer to give Seattle a 3-1 lead.The inning wasn’t over just et for the young lefty as he the allowed a RBI single by Stefen Romero to send home Nelson Cruz for a 4-1 ballgame.
In the top of the sixth, Jonathan Villar hit his tenth homer of the season to tack on another run for the Brewers to make it 4-2. Keon Broxton hit a homer of his own to cut the deficit with the Brewers now trailing by on run.
Recently acquired reliever Drew Storen then took over pitching duties for Seattle in the sixth inning as LeBlanc would be chased after five and one-third innings of work allowing three runs on six hits; striking out four.
Suter worked just four and one-third innings in his debut and although he started off strong, would go on to allow four runs on even hits; walking three and striking out two batters.
In the bottom of the sixth, Nelson Cruz hit a RBI single off of the Brewers’ Tyler Cravy to extend the Mariners’s lead to two runs.
The Brewers did try and rally but an Adam Lind solo homerun in the eighth inning off of Chase Anderson sealed the 7-4 for the Mariners.
LeBlanc earned the win and now advances to 3-0, Suter suffered his first Major League loss as he falls to 0-1.
Top Stats of the Night
Jonathan Villar: 2 for 3; HR; 3R
Keon Broxton: 3 for 4; HR; 2 RBIs
Ryan Braun: 1 for 5; 2 RBIs
Chris Carter: 2 for 4; HR
Robinson Cano: 1 for 4; HR; 2 RBIs
Nelson Cruz: 2 for 4; RBI; R
Kyle Seager: 2 for 4; HR; R
Adam Lind: 1 for 2: HR
Ketel Marte: 1 for 4: RBI; R
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