Batista gave the Mariners more of what we see almost every game from him. A lot of hits, a couple of walks and 4 earned runs. From your 5th starter he really brings more to the table on most nights than a lot of teams could hope for from their number 5. I would have liked to have seen him work in to the 6th inning at least but for the most part he got the job done. Other than Ryan Rowland-Smith who gave up 2 runs in the 6th inning the bullpen held down the fort the rest of the way.
It was great to see the bats wake up in this game. Totally different team at the plate compared to the previous game. No homers in this game just a whole lot of hitting. Everyone got in on the action except Sexson. It was the night of sacrifice flys and Jose Lopez tied a major league record with 4 of his own. 1-2 on the night with 4 RBI's, not a bad day at the office.
Mariners are off to Oakland for a quick two game set. The King is up tomorrow night against Joe Blanton.