Angels 1 Mariners 8
The Angels kicked off their series against the Mariners with a clamorous dud, a spectacularly poor and dull performance that saw almost no life from the Halos, and a slew of runs from Seattle.
Ricky Nolasco didn’t have a surprise gem in his pocket tonight, as he gave up four runs off of six hits in six innings, then Deolis Guerra and Brett Oberholtzer gave up two runs apiece in relief. Eight runs on the board for the Mariners off of 12 hits, vexing on multiple levels and the one run the Angels had was from a Cliff Pennington single in the 7th.
The Angels pulled off quite the lackluster L, but if barely anybody saw it, maybe we can pretend it didn’t even happen? Look at this stadium shot, and you’ll see what i’m talking about:
Few people are here at Angel Stadium tonight. pic.twitter.com/1JPVwjU14l— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) September 13, 2016
And for further some perspective:
The Angels said they sold 29,932 tickets for the game, which is the lowest number of tickets they’ve said they sold for a game since 6/3/15.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) September 13, 2016
Emptiness; not only on the Halos scorecard, but also in the stands. If you were one of the few people that managed to watch this whole thing on TV, I salute you. It was no easy feat. So let’s just use the fact that only the most diehards watched this one, and just quietly slink away from it and never bring it up again.
Angels lose 8-1, or did they?