g47 | strikingly bad…

Mariners 0 | Angels 3

Well, THAT was disappointing.

Needless to say, watching (in person) the M’s lose to the Halos by striking out 14 times against Haren was NOT the greatest way to start my 4-day weekend. At least the young adults sitting behind me (two gals and three guys) were entertaining – the gals were explaining the game to the guys 🙂

I didn’t have a great vibe even before Albert’s homer…
Vargas seemed to be pitching in molasses or something – he was taking  F O R E V E R  between pitches. But, all things considered, his final line was respectable and definitely gave them a chance to win. And, Delabar was great – two hitless/scoreless innings with 3K’s. So, the pitching, as expected was not the problem vs. the Angels who have scored even fewer runs than the M’s

‘t was all about the bats – or lack thereof…
vs. really good pitching. Haren hasn’t gotten off to the greatest of starts – and unfortunately, he was able to take a huge leap in the right direction vs. the M’s. Wedge was not at all in a “cap-tipping” move after the game and no bones about his displeasure with his post game comments. He said that Haren was pitching exactly the same in the 9th as he was in the 1st because the M’s hitters made absolutely no adjustments. Here’s hoping they learn to adjust, with Liddi leading the charge. FOUR has been his number the last couple games : 4 RBI on one swing on Wednesday vs. the Rangers, 4 K’s on Thursday night vs. the Halos…

Elaine Thompson | AP

Prior to the game…
Miguel Olivo was activated from the DL and Casper Wells was sent to Tacoma

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