At this point, I basically have three goals for this team the rest of the way: 1. play the youngsters; 2. don’t get Felix injured; and 3. don’t embarrass the organization more than you’re already doing. This is already a team that’s going down as one of (if not THE) worst-scoring offenses ever fielded in the Major Leagues, but we can’t do much of anything about that at this point (except, I guess, average 10-15 runs per game for the month of September). What we CAN do, though, is not get no-hit by anyone, especially the likes of Nick Blackburn. As it stands, I don’t think there was much of a threat today, but still: he 2-hit us, over 8.2 innings. Nick Blackburn is a guy who has an ERA over 6 in 20 games this year. He’s got a career ERA over 4.5 in 92 games. This is NOT a guy who should be no-hitting ANYONE. Nick Blackburn is a guy most teams manage to score on, in fact. Except the Mariners. Christ. Now you see why I was so happy when Josh Bard broke up Lackey’s no-hitter earlier this year. We’re already going to be in the record books for futility; don’t go making it worse by letting D-bags experience the Greatest Moment Of Their Lives!