Boy, the Mariners really got fucked right in the pussy in that series, didn’t they?
It should go without saying that the Mariners can’t afford to be blowing series against the shitty teams of the league. Of course, it’s not the end of the world, but it might be if this becomes a trend.
As has been said countless times before, this is the time to really bolster our win/loss record. Because when we hit September, it won’t be easy. Even when you consider teams like Houston and Texas – and you figure they’re two really God-awful teams – you have to factor in they’re both in our division, they’re very familiar with us, and they’re going to be motivated to ruin our dreams of post-season play.
We can still turn it around in Boston, of course. We’re 3-3 on this road trip with three more to play before we come home to Texas and Washington. While we probably should have kicked Philly’s shit in, it’s understandable that our offense was stifled without the DH. This offense is pretty shaky as it is; losing one decent hitter and replacing him with a suck-ass pitcher is less than ideal. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the National League is retarded and there is ZERO value in having the pitcher also bat. It’s not the 1930s anymore; pitchers are specialists who don’t give two shits about swinging the bat. It’s time to live in the now and drop their archaic and pointless rules.
Oh, you want to point to pitchers batting as a longstanding tradition? Yeah, well, slavery was a longstanding tradition too. You adapt to the times, and the times say the designated hitter is the way to go.
Anyway, the Mariners are streaky, but they can’t afford another long streak of suckage. It’s time to turn this shit around right now, starting Friday.