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.




Endy ChávezRF-CF802100200.259
James JonesCF602000312.288
Corey HartPH100000101.213
Stefen RomeroRF000000000.196
Robinson Canó2B604001002.340
Kyle Seager3B700000306.273
Logan MorrisonDH500002001.221
Justin Smoak1B502000104.206
Willie BloomquistPR-1B101001000.275
Dustin AckleyLF512000001.229
Brad MillerSS712100304.206
Mike ZuninoC700000102.201


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


SB – J Jones (18, 2nd base off J Weaver/H Conger)

CS – B Miller (2, 2nd base by H Santiago/H Conger)


E – M Zunino (5, field)

DP – 1 (M Zunino-R Cano)

LA Angels

Kole CalhounRF701000201.290
Mike TroutCF713000102.313
Albert Pujols1B701000103.276
Josh HamiltonLF600001302.286
Erick AybarSS401000001.283
John McDonaldPR-SS200000100.192
Efrén NavarroPH101100000.333
Howie Kendrick2B512000000.292
David Freese3B612100202.255
C.J. CronDH600000204.269
Hank CongerC601100102.236


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


CS – K Calhoun (2, 2nd base by D Farquhar/M Zunino)


E – D Freese (2, field)

Outfield assists – M Trout

DP – 2 (H Kendrick-D Freese-A Pujols, F Salas-J McDonald)



Hisashi Iwakuma7.06220300.992.95
Joe Beimel0.10000001.221.48
Yoervis Medina0.11000001.072.20
Charlie Furbush0.11000101.243.95
Danny Farquhar2.01000301.202.74
Brandon Maurer1.00000201.435.52
Tom Wilhelmsen4.01000401.062.35
Dominic Leone(L, 2-2)0.22111001.202.03

LA Angels

Jered Weaver6.06222801.143.43
Mike Morin(BS, 3)0.22000101.082.04
Joe Thatcher0.10000001.200.00
Kevin Jepsen1.00001001.002.03
Joe Smith1.01000100.892.27
Jason Grilli1.01000001.131.13
Fernando Salas1.01000001.302.93
Cory Rasmus2.12001201.192.33
Héctor Santiago(W, 2-7)2.22000201.314.32

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.