Bullpen woes continue as Mariners lose to Angels

Bullpen woes continue as Mariners lose to Angels

The Angels (60-58) won their fifth straight game and took sole possession of the American League's second and final wild-card berth. Whit Merrifield burned him for a two-run home run in the third inning and three more runs would score on his line after he trotted back out for the fifth inning. Cruz later scored on Jarrod Dyson's two-out single. The veteran right-hander will carry an unpalatable 5.09 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into a road showdown with the Mariners next time he takes to the mound.

Okay, I know Miranda has a ideal record against the Halos in his career, but thoroughly outplaying Seattle in the first three games of this series and has to be full of confidence after passing the M's and occupying the second wild card spot at the time of this post. Keynan Middleton got the win to improve to 4-0 this season, while Cam Bedrosian turned out the lights in the 9th for his 5th save of the year. Yusmeiro Petit pitched the ninth for his second save.

To get six good innings from Ramirez was a plus. "But it's even bigger when it's somebody that's fighting for the same thing".

Reliever Casey Lawrence allowed two runs in the seventh inning, and Tony Zych allowed three more in the eighth inning.

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In need of possible arms for the rotation, the Mariners have acquired left-hander Andrew Albers from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations on Friday. The Mets received minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan in return, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The 31-year-old is 12-3 with a 2.61 ERA pitching for Triple-A Gwinnett this season. He left Thursday's start with the injury.

Angels: JC Ramirez (10-10) makes his 23rd start of the season.

That spoiled an outstanding start by the Mariners' Erasmo Ramirez, who allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings.

Bruce, 30, has had a productive year for the Mets, batting.258/.324/.524 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI in 445 plate appearances. Ramirez lost his last start against Kansas City.