When your total errors in a game end up as just one less than your number of hits, there is a really good chance that you will lose. The Tribe followed that script today, scratching out four hits and committing three errors...and losing.â†µ
After wasting a brilliant pitching performance from Fausto Carmona on Friday, the Indians failed to capitalize on a very solid start from Jeanmar Gomez and were shut out by the Mariners for the second time in three days, falling to Felix Hernandez and Seattle 3-0 to split the four-game series.â†µ
Gomez went six innings and allowed just two runs, but that was more than enough for Hernandez, who pitched eight scoreless innings before turning the game over to Dave Aardsma, who finished up for his 28th save. Russell Branyan continued to torment his former team, hitting his 23rd homer of the season in the sixth and closing the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth.â†µ
Hernandez has allowed one earned run in his last 45 innings for a microscopic 0.20 ERA over that span.â†µ
The Indians now head to Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels for three games beginning Monday night, with Carlos Carrasco getting his second start of the season.