M’s win 6-0
Seattle 6, LA Angels 0
When: 10:10 PM ET, Thursday, April 25, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Marty Foster, 1B – Scott Barry, 2B – Wally Bell, 3B – Mike Everitt
Behind strong performances from young studs…
A beautiful day in Seattle could only be followed by an amazing night on the diamond, but the moon shot in the third inning surprised everyone. In his first plate appearance of the season, OF Carlos Peguero hit the third-longest home run in SafeCo history (estimate 452 ft), giving the M’s a lead they never relinquished.
SP Brandon Maurer (2-3, 5.61 ERA) had his third solid performance on a row and was rewarded with the win.
6.1 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 6 K’s
Maurer’s 7 hits allowed seems like a lot, but no Angel hitter had more than one hit, and Maurer only gave up singles. Maurer got two double plays and used his power best with runners on base, striking out the inning and leaving runners on base.
After two miserable starts to the season, Maurer has improved immensely and proven why manager Eric Wedge gave him a spot in the rotation.
Maurer’s last 3 starts: 19 IP, 14 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, and 13 K’s
Bay performed well with the bases loaded with a two-run single in the seventh.
Seager performed well Thursday in honor of his wife’s birthday. If not for Twitter, I would never have known this.
Although one home run, no matter how monstrous, does not change everything, it was intriguing to see the Angels walk someone that was in AAA days before to load the bases.
Yes, the situation called for it to induce a double-play grounder, but it just as regularly happens that the minor leaguer gets pitched too anyway.
The respect the Angels showed for Peguero’s raw power and easy ability to get any ball lifted (for either a HR or a sac fly) is worth noting in the future if he stays with the club.
Bartender cleaned up the place, even in non-save situations Tom Wilhelmsen has been money in the 9th for Seattle.