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May 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Game thread: Angels 11, Mariners 0, top 5th

 

Aaron Harang already gave up three first inning runs to put the Mariners behind from the get-go.

Aaron Harang already gave up three first inning runs to put the Mariners behind from the get-go.

Honestly, who cares how the Angels got four more runs? There should be some good OTA coverage on TV from Seahawks camp. I’m going to find me a souvenir Mike Trout pint glass.

8:33 p.m.: That could be the last we see of Aaron Harang, who just walked off the mound — and maybe into the sunset — in the fourth inning after allowing a home run, two triples and two doubles to fall behind 7-0. The Mariners are getting what they paid for here and it isn’t much. Time to look at Plans B and C rather than continue to toss games away like this.

Hector Noesi should probaly get another look in the rotation. Jeremy Bonderman is in Class AAA as well and  could take Harang’s roster spot if the latter is DFA.

7:39 p.m.: Aaron Harang is single-handedly reviving the Angels offense and trails 3-0 after an inning of play. Harang yielded a leadoff double to Erick Aybar on a pitch up in the zone and saw shortstop Robert Andino forget to cover second base on what might have been a close play. Albert Pujols collected the one-out RBI single shortly after, followed by a two-out, two-run homer to left by Josh Hamilton.

Yep, not the start the Mariners were looking for out of Harang so far.

Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 4.19.30 PM6:57 p.m.: Aaron Harang isn’t quite the stopper you want out there when trying to snap a string of four consecutive losses. Then again, he’s making his “return” to the Los Angeles area, where he pitched for the Dodgers, and at least is making his start this time — period.

Harang skipped his last start in New York with lower back stiffness. Hector Noesi filled in admirably in that contest against the Yankees. So, if Harang gets lit up tonight, it should make for some interesting discussion about what happens next.

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