We are not a road team this year. With only 2 wins on the road, we are making it pretty obvious we prefer the “safe” confines of Safeco Field.
Felix was not lights out, in fact Kyle Davies was lights out as the Mariners were hitless until the 6th. But, on a positive note, this was Felix’s 18th straight quality start. Felix is able to keep the Mariners in games, but the offense seems to sputter. We left eight men on base, batting a magical 1-9 with runners in scoring position.
There is a great line from the Mariner write up. “Chone Figgins is the current poster child for the run-challenged offense.” I think that about sums it up. Figgins went 0-4 while striking out 3 times, and leaving Ichiro stranded in scoring position twice. He is also in a huge hitting funk, batting 2-for-31.
I am hoping that we can take the last two from KC. Snell vs. Grienke tonight, with both pitchers looking for their first win. If Snell can keep us close, we will see how the offense does against last years Cy Young winner.