Most Mariners fans turned off the television yesterday after Felix Hernandez gave up twelve hits and ten runs in 2.1 innings. It was a surprise to those who didn't watch the rest of the game that the final on Saturday afternoon was BOS- 22, SEA- 10. Yes, 22-10. I watched the entirety of the game, and it was very tough to see Mariners pitching get pummeled. It was late in the game, the ninth inning that the M's looked good offensively, putting up eight runs. Just a tad late though unfortunately.
RF Nelson Cruz connected for a two-run HR in the ninth (35) to center. Impressively he has done so officially in two consecutive years, (hit 35 HRs with BAL, SEA.)
Defensively, the twenty-two runs given up speak for themselves. Starter Felix Hernandez went 2.1 innings, giving up ten runs on twelve hits. Danny Farquhar, Joe Beimel, Rob Rasmussen, Tom Wilhelmsen, and even C Jesus Sucre tossed the rest of the meeting. Each combined for fourteen hits, and twelve runs given up.
Sunday afternoon is a new day! SEA Vidal Nunõ (0-2, 2.64 ERA) will face BOS lefty Henry Owens (1-1, 3.60 ERA). First pitch 10:35 PAC, watch- ROOTsports NW™ listen- 710 ESPN Seattle. For eastern viewers, watch- NESN, listen- 1440 AM 93.7 FM WEEI Radio.
This is Tom Hayden signing off saying Go Mariners! Stay #TrueToTheBlue.