Apr 9, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) hits a 2-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Split Series With Angels, Lose 2-0

The Seattle Mariners suffered a power outage Wednesday night as they were held to just one hit in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Angels starter Garrett Richards was virtually untouchable, allowing the one hit – a single to Abraham Almonte – and walking three while striking out six in 7 IP of work.

The Mariners pitching was stellar yet again. The only mistake made by starter Roenis Elias – in only his 2nd Major League start – was his pitch to Albert Pujols that the former MVP torched over the left-field wall for a two-run homer – the only scoring of the game.

But the story of the night was Richards, who was keeping the Mariners bats cold and frustrated all night long. The Mariners, shut out for the first time this year after averaging over five runs a game over the first seven games.

The team gets a day to collect their thoughts and prepare for their 3-game series with the Oakland Athletics. Felix Hernandez is on the hill for the M’s Friday night.

The other news of the day is the announcement that James Paxton was placed on the 15-day DL. You can catch up on that story by clicking the link here.

BOX SCORE

Batting

LA Angels

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Collin Cowgill LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .250
Mike Trout CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257
Albert Pujols DH 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 .250
David Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .179
Howie Kendrick 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Kole Calhoun RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .194
Chris Iannetta C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .080
Ian Stewart 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .091
John McDonald SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Totals 34 2 7 2 1 1 6 1 14
Batting
HR – A Pujols (2, 3rd inning off R Elias 1 on, 2 Out)
RBI – A Pujols 2 (5)
2-out RBI – A Pujols 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Trout 1, I Stewart 1, J McDonald 1
Team LOB – 7
Running
SB – K Calhoun (2, 2nd base off C Furbush/M Zunino)
Fielding
E – H Kendrick (2, throw); J McDonald (2, field)
DP – 1 (J McDonald-D Freese-I Stewart)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Abraham Almonte CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .242
Brad Miller SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .194
Robinson Cano 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .300
Justin Smoak 1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 .300
Corey Hart DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200
Kyle Seager 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .130
Logan Morrison RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Dustin Ackley LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226
Mike Zunino C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Totals 29 0 1 0 0 4 9 0 13
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Smoak 2, C Hart 1
GIDP – J Smoak
Team LOB – 6
Pitching

LA Angels

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Garrett Richards (W, 2-0) 7.0 1 0 0 3 6 0 1.00 0.75
Joe Smith (HLD, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.33 0.00
Ernesto Frieri (SV, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.00 6.00

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elías (L, 0-1) 5.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1.00 2.70
Dominic Leone 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.86 0.00
Joe Beimel 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00
Yoervis Medina 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 1.80
Charlie Furbush 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 4.50
HBP – J McDonald (by R Elias)
Pitches-strikes – G Richards 104-58; J Smith 13-8; E Frieri 15-8; R Elias 91-54; D Leone 17-10; J Beimel 14-11; Y Medina 11-7; C Furbush 15-9
Ground balls-fly balls – G Richards 9-5; J Smith 1-0; E Frieri 2-0; R Elias 10-4; D Leone 1-2; J Beimel 2-0; Y Medina 2-1; C Furbush 0-2
Batters faced – G Richards 26; J Smith 3; E Frieri 4; R Elias 21; D Leone 4; J Beimel 3; Y Medina 4; C Furbush 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:53.
Umpires: HP–Mike Winters. 1B–Andy Fletcher. 2B–Seth Buckminster. 3B–Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 56 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to Right.
Attendance: 16,437.

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