G116: Rangers handle Seattle in 9-2 win on Monday

Nope, Seattle’s still pretty bad. They have one of the best team blogs out there in USS Mariner, but the team itself, pretty awful. They have two really good starting pitchers (Felix Hernandez & Michael Pineda), and an extremely good fielding centerfielder (Franklin Gutierrez) but that’s about it. Team still can’t hit.
As evidenced by their two run, six hit attack against Matt Harrison, who pitched well. Seven innings, five hits, no walks, six punchouts, and just two runs. Nice start for Matt, who earned his 10th win of the season, joining I believe everyone else on the starting rotation in that regard. Mark Lowe & Darren O’Day followed, each turning in a scoreless inning.
The Rangers jumped all over Charlie Furbush (who?!?), the Seattle starter. Four innings pitched, eight hits, four walks, seven runs allowed (six earned). There wasn’t a ton of power, just a lot of sustained hits. We only had two extra base hits in the fifteen overall we got. Both were by Nelson Cruz (double, home run). The Rangers also walked seven times.
Yeah, Seattle’s not that good. Bet Don Wakamatsu is either laughing somewhere or is pissed off. Not sure which.