Rumors swirled around Jay Bruce on Saturday, but the trade wasn’t official until Sunday.
General Manager Jerry Dipoto traded the veteran Bruce and cash to Philadelphia for minor leaguer Jake Scheiner. The newest Mariner will head to High-A Modesto.
New guy. https://t.co/uj5GsPv6qk
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 2, 2019
The trade was officially announced during the game, and specifically while the Mariners starter, Marco Gonzales, was getting shellacked for 7 runs in the 2nd inning.
Seattle never really got going on offense. They got one bright spot, Kyle Seager hit his first home run of the season after spending almost two months on the Injured List. Seager made his season debut on May 25 against Oakland.
Winning Pitcher, (1-0) Jose Suarez (MLB Debut): 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
Losing Pitcher, (5-6) Marco Gonzales: 4.2 IP, 10 ER, 2 K, 3 BB
The M’s begin their four-game series with Houston at home on Monday. Pregame coverage of Mariners-Astros starts at 6 p.m. on 102.9/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 2nd … Brian Goodwin RBI Double, 1-0 Angels
Top 2nd … Luis Rengifo RBI Ground Out, 2-0 Angels
Top 2nd … David Fletcher RBI Double, 3-0 Angels
Top 2nd … Shohei Otani RBI Sacrifice Fly, 4-0 Angels
Top 2nd … Albert Pujols 3-Run Home Run, 7-0 Angels
Bottom 2nd … Tim Beckham RBI Ground Out, 7-1 Angels
Bottom 2nd … Omar Narvaez RBI Ground Out, 7-2 Angels
Top 5th … Connor Sadzeck wild pitch scores Tommy La Stella, 8-2 Angels
Top 5th … Mike Trout 2-RBI single, 10-2 Angels
Top 5th … Pujols Ground Rule 2-RBI Double, 12-2 Angels
Top 6th … Rengifo Home Run, 13-2 Angels
Bottom 6th … Kyle Seager Home Run, 13-3 Angels
Final Call, Angels win 13-3.