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August 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Indians 9, Mariners 1: Felix Hernandez, M’s collapse after Chone Figgins error

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Yes, it’s tempting to get all over Chone Figgins for what happened in that seventh inning. Figgins isn’t the most popular Mariner right now, for deserved reasons. And it’s easy to pile on after that error put Luis Valbuena on and extended the seventh inning of a scoreless game.
But this is on Felix Hernandez as well.
I mean, Valbuena is the No. 8 hitter on one of the worst teams in baseball. Hernandez will never admit it, I’m sure, but he got thrown off his game by the error.
So, 21 pitches later, the Indians have six runs on the board and that was it.
Sean White gave up another home run in the seventh, to Jayson Nix. And Chris Seddon yielded a two-run blast in the eighth to Michael Brantley.
So, instead of sweeping here, the M’s get routed.
They scored one run by virtue of an infield hit in the eighth but also stranded eight runners. Again, not enough offense to get the job done. Nobody really got it done today. Not Figgins, not Hernandez and certainly not the M’s.

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