Mariners lose another to the Astros Wednesday. 8-3.
It didn't get any better tonight for M's fans did it? The Astros scored 24 runs and grabbed 37 hits in the final 2 games of this series. Ankiel belted a two-run homer off Blake Beavan (0-1) in Houstons three-run second inning to get things rolling. Beavan allowed five runs four earned and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Michael Saunders left with a strained right shoulder in the first inning after crashing into the fence to catch a drive by Houston leadoff hitter Jose Altuve. We've since found out he's got a shoulder sprain that will likely land him on the 15-day disabled list. Countrymen Jason Bay replaced Saunders in the outfield and in the leadoff spot in the lineup. Where's Casper Wells when you need him? Oh ya. Toronto.
To replace him in the lineup Bobby LaFromboise, a 26-year-old left-hander was called up from Triple-A Tacoma. He even got into the game tonight.
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