The Anaheim Angels’ offense looks to be in midseason form after only two games.
The Angels, who will try for a three-game sweep of Seattle when they finish their series on Thursday, have pounded the Mariners for 28 hits, 20 runs and six homers in the first two games.
Despite their early success, manager Mike Scioscia cautions against reading too much into the wins.
“Everything is magnified at the beginning of the season,” he said, adding that any team’s consistency won’t show for three or four weeks.
“Yeah. If you take a look in our lineup, from the bottom to the top, we have some guys who can hit the ball,” Guerrero said in Spanish. “I just want to do my job, to go out there and do his best.”
Guerrero hit a 428-foot shot to center in his second at-bat, his first homer with the Angels after leaving Montreal to sign a $70 million, five-year contract in the offseason.
The All-Star slugger went 3-for-4 and scored three times, finishing a triple short of the cycle. He drew a two-out walk in the fourth before Anderson’s first homer.
“They call him the beast,” said Seattle pitcher Joel Pineiro. “He is going to go out there hacking, swinging the bat.”
Troy Glaus had two homers in the season opener.
“I definitely hope we can keep scoring runs,” Anderson said. “We have a lot of guys who don’t stop swinging and don’t stop playing.”
The Mariners will turn to Freddy Garcia to avoid the sweep. Garcia has flourished in his career against Anaheim, going 10-2 with a 2.37 ERA.