American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, June 5th
(All times eastern)
Seattle Mariners (25-32) at LA Angels of Anaheim (28-28), 10:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Blake Beavan (3-4, 4.72)
LA Angels - Garrett Richards (0-0, 0.00)
(Sports Network) - Garrett Richards makes his first start of the season this
evening when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue a three-game set with
the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium.
Richards, starting in place of the injured Jered Weaver, has made one relief
appearance for the Halos this season and tossed a scoreless inning. In seven
games (1 start) for them a year ago, he was 0-2 with a 5.79 earned run
The 24-year-old right-hander will now be facing a potent Mariners' attack that
has scored 55 runs over their last six games. Seattle's bats were again up to
the task in Monday's opener, as Munenori Kawasaki went 2-for-3 with a three-
run double and a walk to help the Mariners to an 8-6 win.
John Jaso finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, Miguel Olivo added
two hits, an RBI and two runs scored and Kyle Seager smashed a solo home run
and scored twice for the Mariners, who bounced back from dropping two of three
to the Chicago White Sox over the weekend.
Jason Vargas (7-4) allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks to go with
eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. Tom Wilhelmsen worked out
of a jam in the eighth and finished it off in the ninth to earn his first
"Santana has good stuff and our guys had good at-bats tonight," Mariners
manager Eric Wedge said. "Jason was consistent. He left a few pitches up but
he threw the ball well. It was a great performance by Tom. He got it done
Mike Trout finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Kendrys Morales
crushed a pair of solo homers, and Albert Pujols and Maicer Izturis added an
RBI apiece for the Angels, who have dropped two straight.
Ervin Santana (2-7) allowed seven runs on eight hits and six walks with one
strikeout in just 4 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
"My command was a little off tonight," Santana said. "I'll erase this outing
and go work on some things for the next one. I have to keep my mind positive
and throw strikes."
Seattle will rely on righty Blake Beavan, who is 3-4 with a 4,72 ERA. Beavan
beat the Texas Rangers on Thursday, but wasn't particularly sharp, as he
allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings. Luckily, though, the Mariners
were able to put 21 runs on the board for him.
"You're obviously not worried about giving up a couple runs when you've got a
substantial lead like that so I was just trying to go right after them and go
as deep as I could," said Beavan.
Beavan has faced the Angels four times and is 1-0 against them with a 2.86
The Angels swept the Mariners in a four-game set two weeks ago.
06/05 10:55:57 ET