Not a great game. That’s a bad Padres team that the Mariners lost to. Eric Wedge as you will hear above wasn’t happy with his defense. But then again, he had Chone Figgins in left. We know Mike Carp couldn’t play because of a shoulder issue. So if they start Michael Saunders in left field and Franklin Gutierrez in center, that might be a different outcome.
But it wasn’t just Figgins. Kyle Seager had a hiccup at third, being indecisive on a ground ball. Miguel Olivo struggled to block a tough pitch but made a typical effort at it.
Felix Hernandez was disappointed how he pitched. He allowed the lead-off hitter to reach five of six innings. And it cost him.
Seattle showed some fight at the end. But it never should it got to that point. Between the defense, the lack of execution from Felix, they dug themselves a hole.