Predictably, Ariel Miranda stunk yesterday, giving up 4 runs in 3 innings. Also predictably, Oakland’s starter gave them a quality start. And, once again, the Mariners’ offense didn’t have it, leading to a 4-3 loss.
Chase De Jong was called up to replace Dan Altavilla, who as I noted before really needed to be sent down to Tacoma to get right. De Jong – who was the hard luck loser in that extra innings game in the first series of the year in Houston – rebounded nicely, going 4 shutout innings of relief yesterday to at least keep the team in it. Alas, it wasn’t enough.
I heard Dan Vogelbach was pulled from the game yesterday, so we might be seeing him come up to replace someone! Someone who has been stinking up the joint at first base, no doubt! I’m looking at you, Danny Valencia, you turd!
Yovani Gallardo, who’s terrible, is going for us today, against probably Oakland’s best healthy starter in Andrew Triggs. So, go ahead and bet the farm on the Mariners somehow winning this one, because that’s just how stupid baseball works.