Final Score in Anaheim: Los Angeles Angels 6, Seattle Mariners 3
After walking in a run in the first inning, Seattle pitcher Ian Snell found the strike zone when facing Kendry Morales. After K-Mo's At-Bat, the Angels were still the only team in the majors without a grand slam in the 2009 season, but the score was 4-0 nonetheless. Morales had cleared the bases with a double to the LF gap and the Angels never looked back.
Jered Weaver looked playoff ready as he put away hitters, pitching into the 7th inning on 111 pitches. Darren Oliver and Kevin Jepsen shut it down in the 7th and 8th innings. Juan Rivera bought a big time insurance policy when he smashed a 2-Run homer off of the rockpile (a fountain, not a construction zone) beyond Anaheim Stadium's Centerfield fence. Brian Fuentes got his 40th Save of the season after Trevor Bell allowed two hits to start the 9th. Fuentes let one score, but all in all a good recovery after blowing last night's affair.
Angels Starting Pitchers have a 1.59 ERA since the acquisition of Scott Kazmir and Weaver's 2 ER, both on semi-harmless solo homers, were 2 of 7 hits allowed and were balanced with 8 strikeouts and no walks. Weaver is now 15-5 on the season. Funetes' 40th Save ties him with Troy PErcival's 2002 total and Francisco Rodriguez' 2007 total for 6th Place All Time in Angels single season marks. Fuentes is already 9th All time in Angels Saves in only 47+ innings pitched.
Panther of the Game
Kendry Morales (138 votes)
Jered Weaver (173 votes)
311 total votes