Mariners Split Series With Angels, Lose 2-0


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

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.



LA Angels

Collin Cowgill LF401000202.250
Mike Trout CF410000004.257
Albert Pujols DH412210001.250
David Freese 3B300001201.179
Howie Kendrick 2B401000001.250
Kole Calhoun RF401000010.194
Chris Iannetta C400000002.080
Ian Stewart 1B400000202.091
John McDonald SS302000001.500


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


SB – K Calhoun (2, 2nd base off C Furbush/M Zunino)


E – H Kendrick (2, throw); J McDonald (2, field)

DP – 1 (J McDonald-D Freese-I Stewart)


Abraham Almonte CF301001200.242
Brad Miller SS400000201.194
Robinson Cano 2B400000102.300
Justin Smoak 1B200002103.300
Corey Hart DH300001103.200
Kyle Seager 3B400000102.130
Logan Morrison RF300000001.125
Dustin Ackley LF300000001.226
Mike Zunino C300000100.250


Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Smoak 2, C Hart 1

GIDP – J Smoak

Team LOB – 6


LA Angels

Garrett Richards (W, 2-0)7.01003601.000.75
Joe Smith (HLD, 1)1.00000200.330.00
Ernesto Frieri (SV, 1)1.00001101.006.00


Roenis Elías (L, 0-1)5.04221211.002.70
Dominic Leone1.10000100.860.00
Joe Beimel0.12000101.000.00
Yoervis Medina1.10000101.001.80
Charlie Furbush1.01000102.004.50

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.