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August 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Mariners at Los Angeles Angels: Aug. 7, 2011 game thread

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Felix Hernandez took a one-hitter into the seventh, but then gave up three singles to the first four batters. The big one was a Vernon Wells liner to left that scored the second run of the game to make it 2-0 for the Angels.
Hernandez can’t do it alone. His team is still outhitting the Angels 5-4, but has not made the most of opportunities.
That Mark Trumbo homer, BTW, was estimated at 471 feet. Yikes!


1:54 p.m.: Still a 1-0 game, Angels leading, as we head to the sixth inning. Felix Hernandez is working on a one-hitter, but that one hit was a solo shot to left-center in the third inning by Mark Trumbo. That missed scoring chance on the bunt play in the third inning for the M’s is looming quite large at the moment.
Hernandez is red hot, having retired eight in a row with seven strikeouts on the day so far.
1:28 p.m.: Felix Hernandez had retired six in a row to start the game, then ran into the bat of Mark Trumbo in the third and watched him crank home run No. 22 over the wall in left center. So, it’s now 1-0 for the Angels midway through the fourth inning.
Yes, the Angels do have a farm system. They’ve been able to build that up and spend money at the same time. Amazing how that works.
1:09 p.m.: Seattle had runners at the corners with one out in the third inning when Jack Wilson laid down a bunt on the right side of the infield. Kyle Seager was at third and broke late to the plate. Ervin Santana scooped the ball up, looked to first base and then still had time to throw home to nab Seager. Not sure whether Seager missed a sign for the suicide squeeze or whether Wilson was bunting on his own. We’ll have to find out.
Still scoreless midway through the third.
The Mariners haven’t won a series against an AL team other than the Oakland Athletics in over two months. Felix Hernandez tries to make it happen today.
Speaking of Hernandez, if you like him and his alter-ego, Larry Bernandez, as well as bobbleheads, well then, you’re going to love this video.

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