Ho hum, Dallas Keuchel dominated the M’s and the Astros won 6-2. This isn’t news. This isn’t shocking, to say the least. This is Astros > Mariners, end of story.
Frankly, the most shocking thing about this game was the fact that the Mariners held a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning before the Astros finally took control. That’s when Erasmo Ramirez gave up a couple solo homers to relinquish the lead. Then, the second most shocking thing happened: the Mariners tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth on a Kyle Seager homer, his second RBI of the day.
Had we played our cards right, and the bullpen not totally collapsed, maybe we could’ve squeezed in a third run and stolen a victory!
Instead, Scrabble brought zero to the table, and what’s worse, Nick Vincent gave up his first two runs in Safeco Field this season, a feat that probably should’ve gotten more recognition around these parts. Those four combined runs buried the Mariners, and it was a sprint to the finish.
Yeah, the bullpen gagged this one away, but I find it hard to get mad at anyone when they’re going up against the Astros. Those guys just have our number! Anytime the Mariners hold them under 10 runs I think it’s a miracle from the heavens.
Two more days of this shit, then an off-day, then the Mariners can get back to winning some baseball games again. Just try to ride out the next two days in a bunker of some sort; avoiding contact with the outside world. It’s really the only way.