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May 27, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Game thread: Angels at Mariners — May 27, 2014

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  • Umpires: HP Trip Gibson (73), 1B Dale Scott (5 CC), 2B Dan Iassonga (58), 3B CB Bucknow (54)
  • Mariners’ official game notes05.27.14 Game Notes
  • Angels’ official game notes5.27.14. Angels game notes
  • Daily MLB statpack05.27.14 Stats
  • TV: Root NW
  • Radio: ESPN 710/Mariners radio network
  • MLB Gamecast: HERE



  • 1977 – Glenn Abbott outduels Mark “Bird” Fidrych for a 2-1 win in Detroit. This was Fidrych’s first start of the year after a 19-9 season that made him famous in 1976.
  • 1981 – Mariners third baseman Lenny Randle got down on his hands and knees to blow a bunt foul against the Kansas City Royals at the Kingdome. Amos Otis was the KC batter. The play was ruled a hit.
  • 1984 – The Mariners 6-1 win over the World Champion Detroit Tigers concluded one of the greatest weekends in club history.  The three-game sweep began with a 7-2 win that snapped the Tigers AL record 17-game road win streak.  The middle game was decided early as the Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st inning and coasted to a 9-5 victory before a crowd of 41,342.
  • 2003 – Randy Winn hits 5×5 (plus a walk) to tie club record with 5 hits. This ties his own career high. Edgar Martinez goes 2×4 with 5 RBI off of 2 home runs, his 21st multi-home run game and his 19th 2 home run game.
  • 2011 – Mariners come from behind to defeat the Yankees 4-3. All 4 runs scored on groundouts, a first in club history to score 4 or more runs without the benefit of a RBI hit or sac fly.
  • 2013 – Aaron Harang tossed a 4-hit shutout, and Jason Bay and Michael Morse both hit 1st-inning home runs to lead the Mariners to a 9-0 victory over the Padres on Memorial Day

Update 7:04 p.m. — The team will have updates on James Paxton and Stephen Pryor in about a half hour or sooner, both Paxton and Pryor met with Dr. Edward Khalfayan before the game. Pryor hasn’t thrown in a few days and his velocity has stayed around 89-92 this season and hasn’t improved as expected.

Update 7:19 p.m. — Medical updates from Dr. Edward Khalfayan.

James Paxton had an MRI before the game which revealed inflammation in the shoulder. He is being shut down until the inflammation subsides. The hope is that it will be gone in 5 to 7 days with treatment.

Stephen Pryor has a shoulder impingement. He’ll go on the minor league DL and will be shut down for a seven days.

So there is that. Definitely not good news for either player. Paxton won’t be returning to the rotation any time soon.

 First inning

1-2-3 inning for Elias

1-2-3 inning for Spicoli Weaver

Second inning

Elias gives up four doubles in the inning, including three in a row as the Angels scored three runs.

The Mariners get one back. Ackley doubled to right and scored on Franklin’s liner to right.

Angels 3, Mariners 1

Third inning

Elias works out of anther jam with the help of a nifty play by Nick Franklin at second base to get the force out to end the inning.

M’s get a hit from Saunders but a bad break when Cano’s hard hit ball hits the mound and bounces right  up to Aybar.

Angels 3, Mariners 1

Fourth inning

Elias gets into more trouble. A single, a hit batter and a sac bunt that went as a single loaded the bases. He got a 6-4-3 double play, but gave up a run. Trout flew out to end the inning.

The M’s get two runs back. Smoak hammered his seventh home run of the season – a hard liner into right field. The M’s then loaded the bases and got a run on a wild pitch when Weaver and Iannetta got crossed up on signs.

Angels 4, Mariners 3

Fifth inning

1-2-3 for Elias.

M’s have a chance to tie the game. Justin Smoak drew a two-out walk and Seager singled to right, but Ackley grounded out to second to end the inning.

Angels 4, Mariners 3

Seventh inning

Angels get another run on a Trout sac fly. Cowgill led off the inning with a double. Jones made an incredible throw but just missed him.

Angels 5, Mariners 3


Gotta get to writing … check in with the postgame blog.



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