This game was a lot closer than the final score indicated. At least, it really was closer than the 7-0 result in favor of the Toronto Blue Jays.
But in reality? Whether it’s 7-0 or 3-0 or 1-0, it’s tough to win when you strike out 13 times and don’t take advantage of the limited chances you do get.
Hisashi Iwakuma made it all academic when he entered in the eighth and yielded a single, double, intentional walk and then a grand slam — by Edwin Encarnacion — to break things wide open. Prior to that, Kevin Millwood did his best to minimize damage over seven innings, allowing three runs — just one earned.
But a leadoff double by Kyle Seager went for naught in the second, with help from two strikeouts. The, a terrible-looking error gave Seattle runners at the corners and one out in the fifth before a huge whiff by Brendan Ryan and ensuing groundout by Chone Figgins killed that rally.
For the M’s, simply too little…too little.
April 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM