Yes, with those numbers it was a long night for Seattle, which lost to Chicago 6-0, with Sox manager Ozzie Guillen understandably confused.
"I was kind of worried about it in the first couple of innings when we had 12 hits and only one run," he said.
The Oz wasn't joking. Doug Fister gamely got three double plays in the first four innings to keep the Mariners within reach. Unfortunately, he couldn't stop Chicago - and the Mariners couldn't solve Gavin Floyd.
“We never got anything going today,” manager Eric Wedge said. “Not taking anything away from their guy, but we didn’t do a very good job at all. We’ve done a better job of putting at-bats together, but today was the flip side of that.”
How bad was it? The Mariners had three singles, two by Ichiro, who also stole his 11th base. No Seattle player got as far as third base.
“They’re an aggressive team, and I pitch to contact,” Fister said. “The game plan was to use that to our advantage, let the defense make the plays behind me. It didn’t play out that way.”
There were bloops and bleeders for Chicago, mixed in with more solid hits, but at least three pop flies fell for singles and one went for an Adam Dunn double.
It was a game worth forgetting quickly, and the Mariners will do just that.