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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We're Goin' Boom, Boom, Boom: Angels 7, Mariners 3

Old Friend Jarrod Washburn took the loss but pitched fairly well up to the fifth, when he allowed homers to Juan Rivera and Vlad Guerrero, accounting for three runs, and an RBI groundout to Mark Teixeira as well; Vlad's blast, a two-run monster to left, provided the winning runs for the Angels. Garret Anderson parked one into the old right-field bullpen with Torii Hunter aboard to make it 6-3. Juan Rivera came through for the second time in the game that same inning with an RBI double that scored Howie Kendrick from first.

Vlad credits his legs for his recent strong performance:

“This is the best I’ve felt all season,” Guerrero said through an interpreter. “I think it’s all due to my legs. My strength is back. I’ve been taking care of my knee, doing my exercises and getting the treatment that I need. It’s taken a long time but I’m glad it’s to the point where I feel very strong with my back leg.”
Jeff Mathis made his first start in a few days, and contributed only a run scored (he reached on Yuniesky Betancourt's fielding error on a routine grounder to short) offensively, he made a terrific inning-ending play (along with a great outfield assist from Torii Hunter) to nail Jeff Clement at the plate.

Jon Garland got the win, pitching a full inning past a quality start, getting in trouble in the third, with two of Seattle's only three runs coming with two outs. Scot Shields pitched a scoreless eighth. Jose Arredondo appeared poised to finish the game, but he allowed Ichiro to reach on a single. Mark Teixeira then made a fielding error that put men on the corners, causing Mike Scioscia to bring in Frankie, who nailed his 46th save of the season by making the game's final out.

75-43. This winning thing. I think I like it.

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