Being in charge of the Mariners’ infield in addition to his new duties as acting manager while Eric Wedge convalesces Robby Thompson was somewhat conflicted on Thursday.
On the one hand he was obviously delighted with the Mariners’ 8-2 win over the Twins at Safeco Field their ninth victory in 10 games.
On the other hand it galled Thompson that the Mariners’ infield committed three errors not to mention a couple of other less-than-stellar plays.
So while Thompson praised Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma for bailing out the Mariner defenders during his stout six-inning stint he also made it clear that the M’s need to clean up their defense.
“I think we were a little bit lackadaisical tonight in the infield’’ he said. “When you get situations where there’s three ground balls for double plays and Iwakuma gets them they should be turned.
“I’m not frustrated; I think they need to be turned. They know that. I’ve already talked to them about it. Sometimes that ha...