Game 151: Mariners 12, Indians 6 (7 Innings)

The most welcome sight of the day.

A pitcher is going throw up a clunker from time to time, but this one takes the cake. Against the worst-hitting team in the AL, here was David Huff's line:

2.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO

That's about as bad as it gets. The Mariners coming into the game were hitting just .213/.269/.330 in the month of September, so this wasn't a case of Huff facing a hot team. In fact, the Mariners had scored 47 runs in the first 18 days of the month total (or 2.7 runs per game played).

And to think that two starts ago we were penciling Huff into next year's starting rotation.

Huff was around for seven of the nine runs to score, and was pulled with two outs in the third inning. In came Chad Durbin, who walked the first batter he saw, then gave up a tape-measure home run to Mike Carp. The ball landed in the second deck (not what used to be called Pronkville), and estimated as going 455 feet, certainly one of the longest home runs in stadium history.

Thankfully, the game didn't go the full nine innings, as the rain that fallen throughout the contest finally necessitated the tarp being brought out in the seventh. A short time later, the game was mercifully called.

One bright spot was Carlos Santana, who broke the franchise season record for home runs by a switch-hitter with a solo homer in the first. Asdrubal Cabrera, who has really faded in September, hit his 23rd home run of the season in the first inning as well.

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via www.fangraphs.com


Highest WPA Lowest WPA
Cabrera .232 Huff -.620
Santana .089 Durbin -.141
Donald .051 Fukudome -.045
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