No one said this game would be easy. In fact, some people said this game wouldn’t be easy. And they were right.
This game lasted two innings before Blake Beavan broke it with 5 consecutive hits and 4 runs over 43 pitches. Although he coasted through the next three innings, the Mariners struggled to close the gap, catching a break on the efforts of Trayvon Robinson and Eric Thames with a triple and RBI single.
From there, the carousel of relievers spun out Carter Capps (in his Safeco Field debut), Lucas Luetge, and Shawn Kelley. Capps tossed two 100-MPH heaters, averaged 95.8 MPH in 26 pitches, struck out one of 5 batters, and issued 3 walks in 1.0 IP.
Tomorrow, Kevin Millwood takes on Matt Moore. Actually, forget that. On Wednesday, King Felix faces Jeremy Hellickson. Now there’s something you can feel good about.
Next game: vs. Rays | August 14 | 7:10pm