The Mariners blanked the A”s tonight 4-0 thanks to and who came over from the Yankees in the controversial trade.Noesi who was coming off a disappointing outing against the Rangers last week threw mostly fastballs and change-ups tonight, but he hit his spots and looked a lot more relaxed in his eight innings of work.Noesi gave up five hits tonight and really was in control the entire game with the exception of the eighth but manged to escape a jam there as well in this promising performance tonight.
showed why he was the Yankees top prospect tonight looking like a legitimate clean-up hitter for an offense that has been anything but electric so far. Montero had the Mariners only hit for much of the game with his solo homer in the second off Tomaso Milone, but then provided the knockout punch with his 2-out 2-run double down the right field line in the Mariners big sixth inning rally.
Sadly only 21,071 were on hand to see tonight”s game after last nights disappointing Opener. By comparison last year”s second game drew 30,307. The win puts the Mariners back at .500 on the season with another game left in the series with the A”s in an afternoon affair tomorrow before the Indians come to town Tuesday.
Honestly I am having enough trouble convincing myself it”s worth it to write this Mariners Blog this season let alone worry about the fickle Seattle fans and whether or not they are going to continue to support this club in 2012. On another good note Chone Figgins had a big hit in the sixth and drove a ball hard in the ninth giving an indication he may be ready for another big game Sunday at the Safe.Go M”s!http://jeffsmariners.com