Road Trip: Seattle

August 13, 2017

View from Thursday night dinner: the two Seattle stadiums and Mount Rainier.

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Dan Warthen, Rafael Montero, Rene Rivera

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As I often mention on my site, I love when the Mets hit the road to an American League city they don’t often travel to. Luckily for me, I was able to make a trip to Seattle work for the Friday game against the Mariners. Nik and I planned the trip on our own, marking our second visit to the city. (The first was a family trip two years ago.) As it would turn out, we’d be at the only game the Mets won during the Mariners series. A 7-5 win.

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I knew heading into the series that Rafael Montero was starting Friday’s game and Jacob deGrom was getting the Saturday start. I was definitely a little bummed because deGrom has been having a decent season, not so much the same for Montero.

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The game started off great as the Mets went up 2-0 early against Mariners starter Ariel Miranda and kept a lead until the 5th inning when the wheels fell off. The Mets were down 5-4 heading into the 8th but re-took the lead, highlighted by a Michael Conforto home run, and held on for a 7-5 win. Home runs by both teams made for an exciting game, but also a little too close for comfort. I’m just glad the Mets came away with a win and that I was there for it.

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As for Safeco Field, it is one of the nicest stadiums I’ve been to. Modern, lots of food and beer options, great sightlines. Nik and I got to the stadium early to walk around and stuff our faces a bit. We shared a delicious burger from Great State Burger down in “The ‘Pen,’ an area located on the lower level behind the outfield and bullpens. A little later I had the crab fries from a stand by left field. It was a pretty good portion of old bay seasoned fries with (also) a good portion of crabmeat piled on top. For the record, I did not eat the whole thing.

Full set of pictures from the game can be found here.

*The next day, Nik and I took Amtrak to Portland to visit with a friend and hit several breweries. All in all, it was a great trip.

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