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April 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Mariners lose tough one to the Astros

The Mariners seem to be the one team in baseball with trouble winning a series against the Houston Astros.

The Mariners seem to be the one team in baseball with trouble winning a series against the Houston Astros.

There were times the Mariners hit the ball hard tonight and right at people. They also logged 15 strikeouts as a pitching staff.

But in the end, they couldn’t get runs across when it mattered and Raul Ibanez made one mistake too many in the field. So, it’s a 3-2 win for the Astros…or, the Lastros, as I called them this morning. I’m sure I won’t hear a thing about that one the next 12 hours or so.

The Mariners are now 2-3 in their first five games against them so far and that’s not a good thing. The Mariners are learning new things about their players and roster every day. If this stuff continues, there will be some changes moving forward.

Ibanez stranded five baserunners his first two times up.

Positive things? Justin Smoak hit a number of balls hard and could have had more than just his two hits. The pitching was also excellent tonight.

But again, the team-wide cohesion just wasn’t there.

 

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