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June 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Mariners totally dominated by Red Sox in all facets of game

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Tough to tell which part of this game Mariners fans should be more frustrated about. A leading contender is the four home runs given up by Hector Noesi at Safeco Field — with the roof open, for crying out loud!
Noesi tossed four good innings, then threw the game away.
But another frustrating aspect of this 5-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox was seeing Aaron Cook do his Cy Young imitation.
Cook is a 33-year-old career mid-rotation type with a 73-69 lifetime record and a 4.55 ERA. But there’s nothing on his resume to suggest he should be throwing a complete game shutout against the Mariners at this stage of his life.


He’d spent his entire career with the Colorado Rockies and this is his first stint in the American League, Cook had yielded 14 hits over 7 2/3 combined innings his first two times out, posting a 9.39 ERA in the process.
He’d gone 27 starts since his last complete game two years ago and 60 starts since his prior complete game shutout back in May 2009.
But somehow, he made it through eight innings on only 72 pitches and that’s when you knew the complete game was his no matter what. Nine pitches later, the shutout was his as well.
Mariners have one run their last three games at home.

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