Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We're Goin' Boom, Boom, Boom: Angels 7, Mariners 3
“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.