Unit Ks 16, Seattle Takes Series v. Anaheim

randy-johnson_3_2May 1: Seattle 4, Anaheim 0

Randy Johnson had one of the most impressive starts by anyone this season despite issuing eight walks. Other than that, he gave up two singles and a double, and struck out a Rhubarb-record 16. He went into the game tied for the league lead in strikeouts and left with a big cushion over second placers Yu Darvish and Nolan Ryan of the Rangers. Johnson’s 2.59 ERA landed him as eighth best in the league.

                  R H BB
ANA 000 000 000 - 0 3  8
SEA 100 200 01x - 4 8  5

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB  SO
D. Chance   7.1  4  4  0  5   6 
R. Johnson  9.0  0  0  0  8  16 

ANA 9-16, SEA 15-11

May 2: Seattle 6, Anaheim 3

Felix Hernandez was almost as good the next day and struck out 10 Angels. He couldn’t quite close out a complete game. After plunking Mike Trout to lead off the ninth, Vladimir Guerrero went yard and Jeff Nelson came in to secure the final two outs. Anaheim’s Nolan Ryan again had extreme control issues, walking nine, and now “leading” the league with 43 walks and 9.4 per nine innings.

                  R H BB
ANA 001 000 002 - 3 7  2
SEA 030 300 00x - 6 6  9

HR: V. Guerrero (4), K. Johjima (2)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB  SO
N. Ryan       7.0  6  6  1  9   6  
F. Hernandez  8.1  3  3  1  2  10 

ANA 9-17, SEA 16-11

May 3: Anaheim 12, Seattle 2

Anaheim unloaded some frustrations from the previous two days on Jamie Moyer.  Moyer had his first bad game of the season after starting off with five surprisingly excellent starts. Mike Trout had what Angels fans hope will be a break-out game after a strangely OK but frustrating season for Trout so far. He had a perfect day at the plate with a walk, three singles, and a triple, which was just his fifth extra-base hit of the year. Trout is amazingly still waiting to knock his first homer. He has an excellent OBP, .393, but is slugging just .363. It all adds up to a still very good but un-Trout-like wOBA of .355.

                   R  H BB
ANA 031 404 000 - 12 13  6
SEA 000 000 101 -  2  5  2

HR: T. Hunter (5), B. Grich (2), K. Griffey (8)

starters         IP  R ER HR BB SO
A. Messersmith  8.1  2  2  1  2 12  
J. Moyer        3.2  8  8  1  2  1 

ANA 10-17, SEA 16-12
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