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.