Seven innings done and it’s still 2-2. Felix Hernandez could, in theory, be pushed one more inning. David Pauley is warming up. If the M’s don’t score this next half-inning, I don’t like their chances. You can just feel another Angels home run looming. Mark Trumbo didn’t miss by much his last time up.
2:00 p.m.: So, in case you missed it (because the umps and M’s bench did once again) Bobby Abreu drew his 1,400th career walk in the third inning on a three-ball count. Oy, vey. Yeah, I do think MLB has to have some type of back-up system in-place. Not sure what that is. Give me an inning to find the magical solution.
Felix Hernandez now finds himself tied 2-2 after a two-run homer to left by Mark Trumbo in the fourth inning. That’s the 17th dinger of Trumbo’s rookie season. Looks like the Angels are developing a good young talent base for 2012 and 2013 as well.
1:48 p.m.: Midway through the fourth inning, it’s still 2-0 for the Mariners. Lots of action taking place and baserunners for both teams.
The Angels have stranded five already to the M’s one. That’s a bit of a switch! Kyle Seager was the lone M’s strandee, having notched a single for his first big-league hit. He then took third on an error by Mike Trout, who overran the ball. But Seager made it no further.
1:10 p.m.: Seattle looks to be in big need of this All-Star Break. Miguel Olivo gets a rest today so that he’ll have four days to get his legs over any lingering issues. He’s been taking it real easy on the basepaths this series, under strict orders from the dugout.
Felix Hernandez tries to get the team a rare win on a trip now 2-4. But he’s in tough, with Dan Haren as the mound opponent.
One inning into this one and Hernandez does indeed have a 2-0 lead. Adam Kennedy, fresh off his day of rest, singled to left field to bring home Brendan Ryan and Dustin Ackley.
Ryan had reached on a single while Ackley walked and both moved up on a flyout to center by Justin Smoak.