Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 5/30/12
Homers, homers, and more homers … but not from the Mariners. The opponents’ long ball killed them this week, as the Mariners were swept 4 games by the Angels. While Eric Wedge and his ballclub won 2 out of 3 against the Texas Rangers before going into the series, the Anaheim Angels motored through them on their way to claiming the 2nd place seat in the AL West. The Mariners have now moved to Seat 4. One key contributor, who had otherwise been silent from the beginning of the season, was Albert Pujols. Albert’s a big time, big-paid player, who was part of the Cardinals ballclub last year that won the World Series. In the Angels first showing against the Mariners, he homered in 3 consecutive games, despite having an average of just over .200. Shortstop Brendan Ryan, who played with Pujols and the Cardinals for 3 seasons before coming to the Mariners, said of him, “Not that he ever has or ever will, but he could be 0-for-80 and it doesn't matter. He can win a game with one swing." And...
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