Mariners Split Series With Angels, Lose 2-0
By Dan Hughes
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.
|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|
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 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|
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Smoak 2, C Hart 1
GIDP – J Smoak
Team LOB – 6
|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|
|Roenis Elías (L, 0-1)||5.0||4||2||2||1||2||1||1.00||2.70|
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 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.