The second Michael Morse era for Seattle Mariners is over.
Up 1-0 after a pair of hits off Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman, the Mariners were trailing 2-1 just four batters into the Boston lineup, with much more to come in an eventual 8-2 loss Tuesday night.
Michael Morse will join the Mariners in Boston on Tuesday after a long stint on the disabled list; Seattle has ten days to trade, release or outright the contract of Jason Bay to the minors.
Ortiz added the latest milestone to his career against Seattle on Wednesday night. Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat off Seattle starter Aaron Harang to become baseball’s all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter, then added a two-run homer an inning later in Boston’s 11-4 victory over the Mariners.
Aaron Harang was coming off consecutive strong starts that gave the Seattle Mariners optimism one spot in the back end of their rotation might be settled. Then came Thursday night when Harang couldn’t make it out of the third inning.
1090 The Fan’s resident Padres fan is in the midst of his annual “break from supporting the Mariners” while his team is in town for a two game series. Things didn’t go well for him on Monday.
If Kyler Seager and Michael Morse can spread the offensive fever they’ve been stricken with, the Mariners may be just a couple knocks away from playing to their potential.
Michael Morse hit an opposite-field two-run homer, his third home run in four games, Aaron Harang pitched six solid innings for his first win and the Seattle Mariners won their second straight series with an 8-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Former Mariners starter Jason Vargas allowed just six hits and struck out seven over eight innings of work against his old team Sunday. But Jason Bay and Michael Morse each homered off Vargas late as the Mariners rallied to hand the Angels a 2-1 loss on Sunday.
Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings for his 100th career win in the 7-1 victory, helping Seattle snap a three-game skid. Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero and Kendrys Morales homered for the Mariners.