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Angels 4, Mariners 2: postgame notes and video

Post by Ryan Divish on May 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm with 5 Comments »
May 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Hector Noesi gave the Mariners another eight inning outing, his second straight and third of the season. He allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and no strikeouts. He might have had a few strikeouts if he was better on 0-2 and 1-2 counts.

All three runs that were driven in came on either 1-2 or 0-2 counts.

In the first inning, Kendrys Morales dumped a single to left off on a 1-2 changeup that was up in the zone for the Angels first run

In the fourth inning, Morales then launched a solo homer to right-center on an 0-2 slider that hung. Noesi said he was trying to throw a slider at the back foot and left it up.

In the seventh inning, Mark Trumbo went down and got a changeup and ripped it off the upper deck facade.

None of them were particularly good pitches in those counts. Even the changeup which was down, needs to be down more. Noesi has to remember he has pitches to work with. He needs to learn how to focus and finish on 0-2.

“It’s just finishing the pitch off and finishing the hitter off and being a little more aggressive when it needs to be down in the zone or out of the zone,” Wedge said.

Even if he doesn’t make those mistakes, the Mariners didn’t do much against CJ Wilson. In fact a blister, which knocked Wilson out of the game in the sixth, did more damage.

Justin Smoak did have an RBI single and had two hits.

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  1. wabubba67 says:

    Ryan,

    No TV or radio down here in Arizona today…did Figgins do anything today? How did the crowd react when he was announced for his first AB?

    Does the management of the Mariners currently come down to Z/Wedge v. Lincoln/Armstrong?

    It’s very unlikely that the Mariners will give Vargas the raise that he deserves (and will get from someone) in 2013. What do you think his value is this year to a contending team?

    Finally, any promising rumors about this team being sold?

  2. I only saw part of the game, but Saunders got a standing ovation when he pinch hit for Figgins.

  3. Another of our more brilliant trades:

    “Adam Jones, The Orioles’ center fielder proclaimed Sunday that Baltimore is now his town after signing a six-year, $85.5 million contract extension, buying out his final contract year and adding five years onto Jones’ Orioles career.”

  4. wabubba67 says:

    Put that one on Bavasi, not Z, moo.

    I really believe that Z is being limited by ownership and has largely been unable to implement his plan (outside of scouting and the minor leagues).

  5. I’m certain you’re right. Only ? is the ownership 100% of the problem, or does Z deserve a share of the responsibility (off the top of my head at least Figgins & Morse; I’m sure a few more of the boo boos are post Bavasi).

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