Pilots 2, Senators 1
J.Coleman vs M.Marshall
Mike Marshall and Joe Coleman gave us solo runs early on then held true the rest of the way. The game went into extra innings with the hometown team battling their fans who couldn't get the toilets in the restrooms to flush and the Nats who weren't yielding much. Diego Segui, in his second consecutive relief appearance in a row, set the Senators down in the 10th without giving an inch. After Larry Haney struck out to lead off the bottom of the 10th Washington lifted Coleman and brought in Baldwin and Alyea in a classic double switch. Tommy Harper worked out a walk then stole second. Mike Hegan was then given an intentional pass to create the DP situation. Rich Rollins lifted a sky high fly to right for the second out, but Washington's plans were foiled when Wayne Comer lined one to center for a clean single and Harper blazed home from second for the winning run. A tough loss for the boys from our Nation's capitol who had 11 hits and plated just 1. Leadoff man Del Unser (4-5) was on base all day and scored just once.
Pilots 5, Senators 3
Pascual vs Pattin
PREGAME: Welcome to Sicks Stadium where Washington will take on Seattle. Camilo Pascual takes the mound for Washington. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 3 and 1 with an ERA of 8.63. His 1st start against Seattle. He'll be opposed by Marty Pattin. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 0 and 3 with an ERA of 4.42. His 1st start against Washington. Washington center fielder Del Unser is riding an 14 game hitting streak. Washington right fielder Hank Allen is riding an 10 game hitting streak. It's 66 degrees, wind speed 5 mph, left to right and we have light rain.
Seattle jumped out to a 5-1 lead and found a way to hold on with some creative relief pitching substitutions. Don Mincher hit his 9th and 10th homers of the year and knocked in 3 runs to provide the difference. Marty Pattin (1-3, 4.33) gutted himself through 7 innings of work letting up 3. Former Yankee Jim "Bulldog" Bouton floated 25 knucklers in his 1 1/3 innings of relief, but got in trouble with 1 out in the 9th. Bouton gave way to lefty John O'Donoghue, who posted his second save of the season. Bernie Allen hit 2 homers in a losing effort for the Nats.
Senators 5, Pilots 2
Hannan vs Brabender
PREGAME: Welcome to Sicks Stadium where Washington will take on Seattle. Seattle has won 5 straight, and 8 of their last 10. Jim Hannan gets the start for Washington. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 0 and 2 with an ERA of 3.46. His 1st start against Seattle. He'll be opposed by Gene Brabender. He's made 2 starts on the year and is 1 and 1 with an ERA of 2.96. His 1st start against Washington. It's 58 degrees, wind speed 15 mph, out to cf and we have light rain.
The floodgates opened up in the top of the 7th as the Senators scored 4 unanswered runs and chased Pilot starter Gene Brabender from the hill. Dave Hannan (1-2, 3.33) went 7 strong innings. Mike Epstein and Ken McMullen each drove in 2 runs in Washington's big 7th innings. McMullen hit is 4th homer of the year. Dave Baldwin saved the game with 2 scoreless innings, although he did make it interesting by allowing the tying run to come to the plate in the 9th, but got Rich Rollins to fly out to deep center as the Nats avoided the sweep.