The Mariners Just Got Swept By The Fucking Nationals

And apparently, this is a team we’ve NEVER beaten.  So, that’s cool.  Is it just because they’re fire-hot (winning 11 of their last 12) or because we’re doomed to never beat the fucking Nationals?  I don’t know.  I don’t know!  What I do know is that they’re now 38-37 and we’re 37-38, which means they’ve screwed us to the wall with a sub-.500 record (and also means we’re basically equal in talent).

In Game 1 of the series (The Jinx Game), we were up 5-0 after five innings.  Over the next 22 innings, we scored a grand total of 1 run.

That doesn’t even BEGIN to tell you how pathetic these games were!  How about 3 unearned runs (well, 3 is all we’re getting from the official scorer, though I would argue all 5 runs in the 9th were unearned thanks to the Smoak error) in the first game to lose it for us?  How about another 2 unearned runs in the second game to lose it for us AGAIN?  And, to add insult to motherfucking injury, in the 9th inning of the finale, ANOTHER defensive miscue led to the eventual game-winning sacrifice fly in a scoreless game.  In this case, not technically an error, but still a poor decision from Adam Kennedy who tried to get the lead runner instead of the sure out (which, after the subsequent batter hit into a fielder’s choice to nab the runner at home, meant that there would’ve been two outs and a fly ball wouldn’t have won it).

Defense, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Four errors in three games!  All leading to runs that pretty much decided the games!

Listen, we’re not a good offensive team.  Everyone knows this.  WE know this.  We CAN’T be fucking up this badly in the field with an offense this SHITTY!

Our starters gave up 1 earned run in 21 innings.  Our entire pitching unit pretty much only gave up 2 earned runs TOTAL.  The rest is on this defense.  This defense is why we’re under .500 again.  This defense has been pretty mediocre all season, but at least it hasn’t realistically been costing us ballgames.

Well, now it is.  Now, this defense needs to fucking be dealt with.  Figgins, Smoak, Olivo, Kennedy, CarPeguero, and yeah, you too Ichiro.  You’re all on notice.  Don’t make me take off this belt!

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