Found May 31, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Wednesday Takeaway The Mariners scored eight runs in the second inning of last night’s game against the Rangers. They fooled all of us, including the worldwide leader’s lead play-by-play man, once. Shame on you, Mariners. But then they scored eight more in the third, fooling everyone again. Shame on us for thinking that we could predict baseball. On a 90-degree night in Arlington, the Rangers needed 202 pitches to record 27 outs against a lineup that did not feature a single .300 hitter. Starter Derek Holland was charged with eight runs while recording five outs, and he served up homers to Dustin Ackley and Jesus Montero. Yoshinori Tateyama made a mess of mop-up duty, getting only two outs and coughing up eight more runs, including the first of two big flies by Justin Smoak. The heart of the Mariners order—comprised of Kyle Seager, Montero, and Smoak, who entered with True Averages of .265, .252, and .211, respectively—went 10-for-15 with four doubles, three hom...
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