Mariners 6, Angels 5
In a turn of events that will surprise absolutely no one, the Mariners won Friday night to remain two games back in the AL Wild Card race.
Former Marlins pitchers Steve Cishek and newcomer AJ Ramos worked three innings, with the former allowing his usual fare of two inherited runners to score. However, the majority of the postgame discussion will be centered around Scott Servais and his ninth inning decisions.
With a one-run lead in the ninth and one out, Servais chose to intentionally walk Shohei Ohtani, who is chasing the HR crown. It was Ohtani’s second IBB of the game, fourth overall. He’s racking up some crazy walk records.
After Phil Gosselin doubled, Servais put Jared Walsh on base to load the bags with one out. Jack Mayfield struck out and José Rojas grounded out, and it was another depressing end to an Angels game.