Thursday, June 12, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 66: Mariners 2 Toronto 1

Felix was outstanding last night. Had it not been for his calf acting up again he probably would have went the distance in this one. His final line on the night was 8 innings, 4 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Felix has now won his last 3 starts giving up ZERO earned runs. His ERA now sits a 2.81.

Once again the Mariners couldn't muster much offense but they got it done when it mattered. Betancourt had a RBI in the 7th and Ibanez with one in the top of the 9th.

JJ came in in the 9th to try and close this one out. After walking the first batter (go figure). JJ then got ahead in the count 1-2 to Vernon Wells before he started shaking his arm in what was clearly some discomfort. McLaren immediately went out to the mound and removed JJ from the game. Brandon Morrow came in and sent Wells, Stairs and Overbay down in order to earn his first career save. I have a feeling whether JJ is injured or not that we will be seeing Morrow getting some chances to close games in the near future.

Today is an off day and the Mariners are back home to open up a 3 game set against the Nationals Friday night. They could really use this weekend as an opportunity to get some confidence. The Nationals are not a very good team.

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