The Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over Seattle.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon certainly came away with one persistent thought after Seattle’s 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros
The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there
Felix Hernandez has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on a record pace not seen from an American League team in 40 years and is the reason that Seattle is playing meaningful baseball in August for the first time in seven years.
Kendrys hit a two-run home run in the first inning to back a stellar start by Hisashi Iwakuma and lead the Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Hisashi Iwakuma gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Markakis, and that turned out to be the game’s only run in Seattle’s 1-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners (44-38) head out on the road and start the trip with three games at Houston (36-47), where they won two of three back in May. The M’s beat up the Astros pitching staff that series, plating 21 runs on 29 hits but Houston did the same to the M’s in a very high-scoring series.
The Seattle Mariners have reached the midway point in the 2014 season. That means it’s time for report cards.