Question: Where do you bat the guy in your lineup who is sporting the best average?
BBB Answer: 7th of course!
Before we begin, check out this great Star Wars intro video for this game and make sure you pay attention to the special hologram guest appearance:
A few of our friends took over the ROOT SPORTS set for tonight's pregame show!— ROOT SPORTS™ | NW (@ROOTSPORTS_NW) May 31, 2019
Star Wars Fireworks Night all kicks off on the @Mariners Pregame show tonight at 6:30 PM on ROOT SPORTS
A big thank you to @GarrisonTitan a chapter of the 501st Legion, Star Wars costume club! pic.twitter.com/vylWOlzNrY
Tyler Skaggs tonight pitched pretty well. Except when he didn’t. He lasted 7 innings - his longest outing of the year but allowed 4 runs, including a pair of home runs - one of which was Jay Bruce’s 300th of his career. At least history was made?
A problem for Skaggs that ended up looming large in this 1 run loss was a 3rd inning balk that moved Tom Murphy from 2nd base to 3rd base. Murphy would score on a bloop single one batter later.
The Angels weren’t without their firepower. Apparently not enough to destroy a Death Star, but good enough for back to back jacks on back to back pitches from Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani:
TROUT. OHTANI. BACK-TO-BACK PITCHES. BACK-TO-BACK JACKS. pic.twitter.com/5eD5p3a69c— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 1, 2019
The Angels would add one more run in the 7th inning thanks to an Ohtani RBI single that drove in Luis Rengifo. But 3 runs wasn’t going to cut in tonight.
David Fletcher celebrated his 25th birthday today and the team couldn’t pull off a win for him. Fletcher did increase his hitting streak to 10 games. You know - Mr. 7 hole hitter. Good job that guy!
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