The Seattle Mariners win their home opener

9 Apr

The Seattle Mariners opened the season with a stellar opening series in Los Angeles that saw the them sweep a three game series against the Angels. Then they went on to Oakland where things went a little strange as weather conditions and some bad calls saw the Mariners only win 1-out-of-3 games and one cancellation. Now, the Mariners return to Safeco field to play their home opener that will see rookie pitcher James Paxton take to the mound for his second start.
The 1st inning starts as Kole Calhound steps into the batter’s box for the Angels where he grounds out to Brad Miller who throws him out. Next up is Mike Trout who hits a single. That brings up Albert Pujols who hits a 2-run homer. David Freese is the next man to the plate and he hits a homerun to give the Angels an early 3-0 lead. Josh Hamilton steps up and hits a fly ball to Dustin Ackley for out two. Howie Kendrick is up next and hits a fly ball to Stephen Romero to end the top of the inning. Abraham Almonte gets set to start the bottom of the inning and he strikes out. Next up is Brad Miller who walks to give the Mariners their first base runner of the game. That brings up Robinson Cano who hits into double play to end the 1st.
Former Mariner Raul Ibanez starts the 2nd for the Angels as he hits a ground ball to Justin Smoak who takes the ball to first. Chris Ianetta is next as he pops out to Justin Smoak. Eric Aybar is next ane he hits a ground ball to the pitch who throws the ball to Justin Smoak for the out to end the top of the inning. Justin Smoak will start the bottom of the inning for the Mariners and he hits a fly ball to Kole Calhoun. Corey Hart is the next man to the plate as he strikes out. Kyle Seager steps up to the plate walks. That brings up Stephen Romero who is hit by a pitch. Dustin Ackley is the next man up to the plate and he strikes out to end the 2nd.
Angels leadoff man Kole Calhoun will start of the 3rd and he strikes out. That brings up Mike Trout who hits a ground ball to Robinson Cano who throws him out. Next is Albert Pujols as he hits a ground ball to Kyle Seager who throws him out to end the top of the inning. Mike Zunino gets set to start the home half of the inning and he hits a fly ball for the first out. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who strikes out. Brad Miller is next as he strikes out but reaches first on a wild pitch. That brings up Robinson Cano who walks. Justin Smoak steps up to the plate and he brings in Brad Miller with a single to put the Mariners on the board. Corey Hart is next as he hits a 3-run homer to give the Mariners the lead. That brings up Kyle Seager who hits a double. Stephen Romero steps up to the plate and he pops out to the first baseman to end the 3rd.
David Freese gets set to start the 4th inning where he strikes out. That brings up Josh Hamilton who strikes out. Next up is Howie Kendrick and he strikes out to end the top of the inning. Dustin Ackliy will start the home half of the inning as he pops out to Chris Ianetta. Mike Zunino is the next man to the plat and he gits a single. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who flies out to Josh Hamilton. That brings up Brad Miller as he strikes out to end the 4th.
Raul Ibanez starts the inning as he grounds out to Robinson Cano who throws him out. Chris Ianetta is up next and he grounds out to Kyle Seager. That brings up Eric Aybar who flies out to Stephen Romero to end the top of the inning. Robinson Cano gets set to start the home half of the inning with a ground ball to second. Justin Smoak is the next man to the plate as he hits a double. Michael Kohn takes over the pitching duties for the Angles. That brings up Corey Hart who lines out to Josh Hamilton but Hamilton drops the ball and Hart is safe at first. Kyle Seager is next and he walks to load the bases. That brings up Stephen Romero who pops up to Eric Aybar. Dustin Ackley is the next man to the plate and he flies out to Josh Hamilton to end the 5th.
Leadoff man Kole Calhoun start the 6th with a single. Yoervis Medina takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners after Paxton leaves with an injury. That brings up Mike Trout who strikes out. Albert Pujols comes up to the plate and he walk. David Freese is the next man to the plate who hits into a double play to end the top of the inning. Fernando Salas takes over the pitching for the Angels. Mike Zunino starts off the home half of the inning with a fly ball out. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who strikes out. Brad Miller is the next up to the plate as he flies out to Josh Hamilton to end the 6th.
Danny Farqahar takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners and Michael Saunders replaces Stephen Romero. Josh Hamilton will start the 7th inning for the Angels who hits a ground ball to Brad Miller. Howie Kendrick isw up next and hits a ground ball to Robinson Cano. Next is Raul Ibanez who walks. That brings up Chris Ianetta who pops up to Robinson Cano to end the top of the inning. Robinson Cano gets ready to start the home half of the inning where he grounds out to Albert Pujols. That brings up Justin Smoak and he strikes out. Corey Hart is the next man to the plate as he hits his second homerun. That brings up Kyle Seager who walks. Nick Maronde takes over the pitching duties for the Angels. Next to the plate is Michael Saunders for his first at bat of the game and Kyle Seager is thrown out trying to steal second to end the 7th.
Eric Aybar start the 8th and flies out to Dustin Ackley. Back to the top of the order for Kole Calhoun who strikes out. Tom Wilhelmsen takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners. That brings up Mike Trout who strikes out to end the top of the inning. Michael Saunders, who was up when Seager was caught stealing, will start the home half of the inning hits a bunt single. Dustin Ackley is up next and he flies out to Josh Hamilton. Kevin Jepsen takes over the pitching duties for the Angels. Mike Zunino is the next man to the plate as he gets a single. Back to the top of the order for Abraham Almonte who flies out to Mike Trout. That brings up Brad Miller who strikes out to end the 8th.
Fernando Rodney takes over the pitching duties for the Mariners. Albert Pujols will start the 9th with a walk. That brings up David Freese who walks. Ian Stewart is up next and he strikes out. That brings Howie Kendrick who strikes out. Raul Ibanez steps in as the last hope for the Angels and he flies out to end the game.

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