Man, what a game. It was an amazing pitching duel between Aaron Harang and Chris Narveson. So good, in fact, that the only run of the game was scored in the bottom of the ninth with two outs.
Aaron threw eight innings, allowing six hits, no runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. Definitely a huge outing for Harang. Not only did he do an amazing job, but he really let the bullpen rest. This was probably the best pitching performance of the season so far. Way to go, Aaron.
Heath Bell threw the top of the ninth, and got out of it without scaring us too much. In the bottom of the inning, Ryan Ludwick led off with a single. Then Eric Patterson pinch-ran for him, stealing second just as Brad Hawpe walked. Cameron Maybin sacrificed the runners over, and then Chase Headley was intentionally walked. Orlando Hudson hit a sac-fly on the first pitch he saw, and Patterson scored the run of the game to win. It was great.
And that was pretty much it. Easy, simple, clean. Done and done.
I’m really glad that we won. We definitley needed that, but our bats were no help at all. I mean, we scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly. Our offense isn’t instilling any confidence, but hey, we got the job done. We’ll take it. Props to the boys for that.
Mariners tomorrow. Oh joy.