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May 20, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Mariners put on best pitching-and-defense display in some time to beat Angels

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Yes, the offense was AWOL once again tonight, squandering a couple of chances in the last two innings with two men on each time. But it didn’t matter in the end because the pitching and defense was near flawless in producing a 1-0 win over the visiting Angels. I told you earlier this week that this bullpen is taking on a serious late-inning look.
Miguel Batista and Mark Lowe were again dominant in the seventh and eighth and David Aardsma looked sharp in the ninth — other than that two-out walk. I’m excited by what this bullpen is showing of late, even with Brandon Morrow struggling and demoted to middle relief.
Chris Jakubauskas allowed only two hits over six innings. Not much else expected from a fifth starter. He allowed his fielders to make the plays behind him. And they did. A very “clean” game by the Mariners.

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