Jul 18, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick (47) celebrates with teammates Albert Pujols (5) and Kole Calhoun (56) and Mike Trout (27) after scoring in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Angels Walk-Off In 16th Inning As Mariners Fail To Produce In Clutch

The start to the technical second half of the season began the same way the first half ended. The starting pitching was solid, the bullpen held serve, Robinson Cano was Robinson Cano and everyone else failed to knock people in when it mattered most.

Jered Weaver held the Mariners to two runs in six innings, striking out eight. On the flip side, Hisashi Iwakuma held the Angels to two runs through seven innings and the bullpens took it over late into the night.

In the bottom of the 16th, Efren Navarro doubled off Dominic Leone to score Mike Trout as the Angels won 3-2.

Offensively, this team needs an upgrade, now. All-Star Kyle Seager went 0-for-7 with 3 K and 6 left on base. Mike Zunino was 0-for-7. Logan Morrison was 0-for-5 though he walked twice.

All told, the Mariners left 14 men stranded and were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Only Brad Miller and Endy Chavez managed to knock in a run apiece.

The bullpen did what they have done all season. After Kuma left, Joe Beimel, Yoervis Medina and Charlie Furbush pitched the 8th – a decision I’m sure manager Lloyd McClendon wouldn’t have made if he knew the game was going to go 16 innings.

Danny Farquhar and Brandon Maurer took the M’s through the 11th and Tom Wilhelmsen pitched four innings. Prior to Leone in the 16th, the Mariners bullpen had pitched 8 IP of relief allowing just four hits, walking none and striking out 10.

In the 16th, Kole Calhoun led off with a ground out to second. Mike Trout then doubled. Then after getting Albert Pujols to ground out, Leone intentionally walked Josh Hamilton (another stupid idea in my opinion) and Navarro pinch-hit for John McDonald.

Navarro ripped the first pitch fastball from Leone to center to end it.

The Mariners look to get back in the win column with Felix Hernandez on the bump Saturday.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Endy ChávezRF-CF 8 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .259
James JonesCF 6 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 .288
Corey HartPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .213
Stefen RomeroRF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Robinson Canó2B 6 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .340
Kyle Seager3B 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 .273
Logan MorrisonDH 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .221
Justin Smoak1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .206
Willie BloomquistPR-1B 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .275
Dustin AckleyLF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
Brad MillerSS 7 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 .206
Mike ZuninoC 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .201
Totals 58 2 15 2 0 4 14 1 23
Batting
2B – J Smoak (13, J Weaver); D Ackley (15, J Weaver)
S – D Ackley 2
RBI – E Chavez (9), B Miller (25)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Seager 1, J Smoak 2, B Miller 1, M Zunino 1
GIDP – J Smoak
Team LOB – 14
Running
SB – J Jones (18, 2nd base off J Weaver/H Conger)
CS – B Miller (2, 2nd base by H Santiago/H Conger)
Fielding
E – M Zunino (5, field)
DP – 1 (M Zunino-R Cano)

LA Angels

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Kole CalhounRF 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .290
Mike TroutCF 7 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .313
Albert Pujols1B 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .276
Josh HamiltonLF 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 .286
Erick AybarSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
John McDonaldPR-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .192
Efrén NavarroPH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Howie Kendrick2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
David Freese3B 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .255
C.J. CronDH 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 .269
Hank CongerC 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .236
Totals 57 3 12 3 0 1 13 0 17
Batting
2B – M Trout 2 (28, Y Medina, D Leone); D Freese (11, H Iwakuma)
S – H Kendrick
RBI – E Navarro (5), D Freese (32), H Conger (20)
2-out RBI – E Navarro
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Hamilton 1, E Aybar 1, C Cron 1
Team LOB – 9
Running
CS – K Calhoun (2, 2nd base by D Farquhar/M Zunino)
Fielding
E – D Freese (2, field)
Outfield assists – M Trout
DP – 2 (H Kendrick-D Freese-A Pujols, F Salas-J McDonald)
Pitching

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma 7.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 0.99 2.95
Joe Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 1.48
Yoervis Medina 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.07 2.20
Charlie Furbush 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.24 3.95
Danny Farquhar 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.20 2.74
Brandon Maurer 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.43 5.52
Tom Wilhelmsen 4.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.06 2.35
Dominic Leone(L, 2-2) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.20 2.03

LA Angels

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jered Weaver 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 0 1.14 3.43
Mike Morin(BS, 3) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 2.04
Joe Thatcher 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 0.00
Kevin Jepsen 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.00 2.03
Joe Smith 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.89 2.27
Jason Grilli 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 1.13
Fernando Salas 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.30 2.93
Cory Rasmus 2.1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1.19 2.33
Héctor Santiago(W, 2-7) 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.31 4.32
IBB – J Hamilton (by D Leone)
Pitches-strikes – H Iwakuma 77-56; J Beimel 3-2; Y Medina 7-4; C Furbush 7-5; D Farquhar 22-16; B Maurer 12-8; T Wilhelmsen 51-37; D Leone 12-7; J Weaver 104-69; M Morin 13-10; J Thatcher 2-2; K Jepsen 10-5; J Smith 14-10; J Grilli 8-5; F Salas 12-7; C Rasmus 32-22; H Santiago 38-26
Ground balls-fly balls – H Iwakuma 10-9; J Beimel 1-0; Y Medina 1-0; C Furbush 0-0; D Farquhar 1-0; B Maurer 1-0; T Wilhelmsen 4-2; D Leone 3-0; J Weaver 2-6; M Morin 2-1; J Thatcher 1-0; K Jepsen 2-0; J Smith 2-1; J Grilli 2-0; F Salas 0-0; C Rasmus 3-2; H Santiago 3-1
Batters faced – H Iwakuma 27; J Beimel 1; Y Medina 2; C Furbush 2; D Farquhar 6; B Maurer 3; T Wilhelmsen 13; D Leone 5; J Weaver 26; M Morin 4; J Thatcher 1; K Jepsen 3; J Smith 4; J Grilli 3; F Salas 3; C Rasmus 10; H Santiago 10
Game Details
Game Time: 5:14.
Umpires: HP–Ted Barrett. 1B–Alfonso Marquez. 2B–Paul Schrieber. 3B–Adam Hamari.
Weather: 74 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 42,517.

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