My first Mariners game at Safeco Field

I have been a big Seattle Mariners fan since 1995, when the Mariners went to post season for the first time. This afternoon at work, a co-worker of mine asked if anyone wanted a pair of Mariners tickets for tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Since i only wanted a ticket, i let another co-worker of mine have the other one.

Going to Safeco Field was extremely easy. I took metro bus 22 right in front of the condominium and that took me directly to Safeco Field.

Ichiro doing some warm-up throws with right fielder Brad Wilkerson

Losing pitcher of tonight\'s game

Ichiro safe on first base after a single

When i checked the starting pitcher for the Royals prior to leaving for the game, i knew it was going to be a tough game. Two-game winner Zack Greinke had an ERA of only 0.60 coming into tonight’s game. Turned out i was right. The Mariners only managed 5 hits against Greinke. Mariners starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn gave up two home runs and 3 runs in about 6 innings of work. His replacement Sean Green was completely ineffective. Sean Green left the bases loaded without an out, needing the help of Ryan Rowland-Smith to bail him out. Greinke had a complete game, beating the Mariners 5 – 1.

The game time temperature was around 40s and it was very damped and cold as it had been raining almost all day. Good thing i brought a blanket with me. The game lasted about two and a half hours. I had to take three buses home. The first one was the shuttle bus that took me from Safeco Field to 1st Ave and Spokane St. After waiting for about 10 minutes, i got on bus #21, taking me to 35th Ave SW and Avalon Way SW. When i arrived there, i thought i had just missed the connecting bus #54. Fortunately, the bus was late and i got home without having to wait another 30 minutes for the next bus.

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