A Paragraph With The Mariners – 116

How do you give up 6 unearned runs in an inning?  All it takes:  one very ill-timed error by your second baseman.  If Figgins makes the play to end the inning in the 7th, Felix is somewhere around 90 pitches and in good shape to go at least 1 if not 2 more innings (I’m reluctant to say, even with Felix going 2 more, that he’d get the Complete Game, with our offense what it is).  Instead, I’ll be damned if he didn’t expend another 20 pitches just to get zero more outs.  Now, I’m more than a little reluctant to criticize an interim manager in a lost cause season such as this, but Daren Brown left the King out there about 3 batters too long.  I mean, when the guy is reluctant to throw anything offspeed to someone named Michael Brantley (hitting a whopping .203 this year in limited action), who hit a fastball up the middle for the first run of the ballgame, you know he’s probably done for the day.  I don’t know what Felix was thinking on that one, to tell you the truth.  He was ahead in the count.  I was waiting for anything, curve, slider, change.  Whiff that motherfucker!  But anyway.  I’m glad to see Sean White got tagged for the Earned Run (also in the 7th) when he gave up a homer.  I guess they stop tallying unearned runs once you make a pitching change.  Or, the official scorer realized that Sean White sucks and decided to score him accordingly.

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