Yes, the same Mariners who’d beaten nike lebron 9 elite themselves in their previous two games with sloppy play.
“We played a good all-around game, got two-out RBI, played good defense and Iwakuma got us to the eighth inning,” manager Eric Wedge said. “From there, Stephen Pryor and Tom Wilhelmsen did their jobs.
“When we play like that, we can beat anybody.”
Dustin Ackley’s bases-loaded, two-out, two-run single capped a second inning rally that gave the Mariners a 3-0 lead over Dan Haren, and John Jaso’s solo home run – his seventh – made it 4-0 in the third inning.
Then the Angels fell apart.
Errors by shortstop Eric Aybar, first baseman Albert Pujols and center fielder Mike Trout produced three more runs in the fourth inning, chased Haren and nike air max olympic pack 2012 left Seattle with a seven-run lead.
Those last three runs were the difference when the Angels pushed back for four of their own.
Seattle didn’t score after the fourth inning. It didn’t need to.
Iwakuma threw six innings had allowed the Angels just four hits and a run.
“I was much more consistent tonight, I kept my pitch count low,” Iwakuma said. “The early runs helped. This is my style in Japan – get a lot of ground balls.”
“He was really, really good,” Wedge said. “He got quick outs, had a great split-fingered fastball and life at the end of his fastball.”
In the bottom of the eighth, heat and Vernon Wells got to him. Iwakuma allowed a single to Aybar, then a home run to Wells and it was 7-3.
In came Pryor, who struck out the first two batters he air max 2012 for sale faced, gave up a single to Torii Hunter and came face-to-face with Albert Pujols, a man he remembered.
“He doubled off me, then said ‘hello’ to me the other day,” Pryor said, shaking his head.
Ervin Santana was shaky for the Halos, allowing five runs (4 earned) in 6 1/3 innings. The bullpen picked up the slack with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, highlighted by Ernesto Frieri (1-0) striking out the side in a perfect ninth.