My Mariners played the Toronto Blue Jays last night and guess what? I’m not surprised or depressed about the 11-4 loss! I almost expected that. Thanks to the Indians, I am immune to the pain in my heart that the Mariners pitchers have been causing me as of late. Oh, and I’m getting a lot more sleep than I’m used to so that’s a good thing. Thanks, boys! [For readers that are not familiar, I live in Detroit at the moment so most M’s games start at 10:05pm for me!]
I knew Felix had to lose sometime soon. When he won the game against the Tigers (when I was there as a good luck charm, of course :] ) it was his 7th consecutive win and it was about time he got rocked.
I’m just glad that wasn’t at Comerica Park. Everyone in the clubhouse knows he’s a little cocky (rightfully so) about his skills and the baseball Gods had decided he needs to realize he’s not untouchable. Felix gave up 7 runs in a matter of 5 2/3 innings; his first loss since May 19th. Oof, that hurts.
The relief pitching wasn’t much help either. White came out and gave up 3 runs to the Blue Jays and for some reason, Aardsma (our closer) came out for 1 inning. I’m not entirely convinced as to why he pitched; perhaps since he hasn’t had the chance to come out for the past 3 games but I’d like to think Wakamatsu sent him out so we can get that game over with. It hurt too much. Just finish it off. And Aardsma did just that.
4th high scoring games in a row has to hurt.
It hurts me, that’s for sure! Sob! :[
Toronto was great, though. Scutaro (aww I remember him from the A’s!) went 4 for 5, Barajas went 3 for 5, Inglett and Wells went 2 for 5, Overbay and Barajas had homeruns!
Almost all off of Felix, too! Our ace! So much respect and a tip of my pink Mariners cap to the Blue Jays. You guys rocked. Very nicely done. :]
The bright side of all this though (because there’s always a silver lining), is that Ichiro (surprise surprise) went 3 for 5 with 2 runs raising his average to .362 and Gutierrez (who apparently is completely recovered from that painful slam into the CF wall back here in Detroit) went 3 for 5 also, raising his average to .300! Yay!
Needless to say I am not excited for tomorrow’s game when we have to face Roy Halladay. If we don’t want to get swept, we better win tonight!
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that’s congratulated me for being the featured blogger. I didn’t expect all those kind words and it really makes my day! So thank you, you guys are the most awesome bloggers ever!
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