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April 14, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Mariners go quickly and a little too easily in rain-shortened contest

They just mercifully bagged this game for the Mariners, who take a 5-1 loss in a game called on account of rain midway through the eighth inning. Not that the M’s stood a chance of a comeback or anything. They used that miracle up last Monday against Toronto and there was nothing similar between the approach Seattle took in that contest compared to this one.
The Mariners entered the game having seen an average of 4.11 pitches per plate appearance. That’s very, very good and one of the reasons they beat the Blue Jays that night after making them throw 214 pitches total.
This game? The M’s saw an average of 3.06 pitches per plate appearance.
That’s not good. And it takes into account the error-prolonged eighth inning in which the M’s finally got on the board with an unearned run.
Back to the drawing board tomorrow. The Mariners are now 4-9.

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