Monday, April 14, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 12: Mariners 8 Angels 3

Carlos Silva has so far proved himself to be worth the very large contract the Mariners gave him in the off season. I had a good feeling about him when we signed him. I had a good feeling he would perform above and beyond for the Mariners this year. Sure it is early and there is still plenty of time for him to implode. I don't see that happening, I really believe he is going to be a work horse for us all year long. He did give up 11 hits in this game but he managed to work his magic and pitch himself out of all the jams he got himself into. In the end he went 8 strong innings and gave up only 3 earned runs.
We jumped on Angels pitcher Garland early in this game. I had a feeling we would hit him well. He only pitched 5 innings. It is always nice to get into a teams bullpen early in a series. It bodes well for you going into the next game if you happen to get that starter out early.
Everyone had at least 1 hit in this game. It felt like the coming out party for our offense. Lopez, Ibanez, Beltre, Sexson, Vidro and Betancourt all had 2 hits. Sexson had a big 2 run home run in the 5th inning and Ibanez hit his 5th of the year in the 8th.
All around this was a great game and the Mariners would go into Sunday knowing they had won the series. Now it was time to go for the sweep and send an early message that this Mariner team is not the team of the last few years.

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