3 Observations from the Mariners Loss to the Angels

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Apr 7, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) singles against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners’ Bats go Silent

A day after the Mariners plated 4 runs and collected 10 hits; Seattle was kept off the scoreboard and were held to just 2 hits. C.J. Wilson gave Mariners’ hitters fits all night, and Huston Street picked up right where Wilson left off in the 9th.

However, there were a couple bright spots for the M’s. Nelson Cruz notched his first hit as a Mariner on Tuesday night. Cruz singled on a sharp ground ball to center field to lead off the 2nd inning. Rickie Weeks also had his first hit as a member of the Mariners tonight. Weeks singled on a ground ball to left field in the bottom of the 3rd.

Overall, it was a very quiet night offensively for the Mariners. Fans on social media were panicking that the improvements made to Seattle’s lineup this winter will not be enough in 2015. This is simply not the case. When Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager are the heart of your order, you are going to score plenty of runs. Sometimes you run into a hot pitcher, and that is exactly what happened tonight. Everybody take a deep breath; the Mariners will be just fine.

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