Sasaki Faces the Rockies, Giants
- Sasaki comes in the top of the ninth with the Mariners leading the Colorado Rockies
at Safeco Field 4-1.
Brent Mayne: Goes 0-1 and grounds to second, over to first for the out.
Nelfi Perez: Goes 0-2 and grounds to second. over to first for the out.
Bubba Carpenter: (had fanned in the previous three plate appearances tonight) Goes
3-1 and pops it up to Olerud. Sasaki gets his ninth save.
Then Sasaki comes in the bottom of the ninth against the Giants earlier today. I didn't
hear the game, but here is the play by play from MLB's site:
San Francisco 9th
Kazuhiro Sasaki pitching:
-- Barry Bonds:
Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bonds doubled to right.
-- Jeff Kent:
Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kent reached on an infield single, Bonds to third.
-- J.T. Snow:
Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Snow hit sacrifice fly to right, Bonds scored.
-- Ellis Burks:
Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Burks struck out looking.
Felipe Crespo hit for Rich Aurilia.
-- Felipe Crespo:
Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crespo grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors).
Mariners win 5-2. (no save opportunity here, since the Mariners were leading by four
Sasaki's stats at: