Last Night

By Advokat April 13, 2010

Last night, I went to the Seattle Mariners' home opener.

The Mariners’ defense lived up to its billing.  They're a joy to watch—great defensive stops, timely double plays—and Ryan Rowland-Smith, the Mariners pitcher and a legitimate major league starter, mowed down the A’s in the top of the first 1-2-3 on ten pitches.

Sadly, though the 2010 Mariners might be the first team that's more fun to watch when the other team is at bat. On offense, the Mariners had just two hits.  You just cannot win with two hits.  The Mariners scored no runs.  You just cannot win without scoring a run.  The Mariners best chance to score came in the fourth inning, when the Mariners got a runner to third with one out, and trailed only 1-0.  But then Griffey Jr., much as we love him, showed his age and struck out and Milton Bradley, a newcomer obtained to add offense, weakly grounded out to shortstop.

The final score was 4-0.
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