Again, I didn’t watch a minute of this game. Again, I really don’t care.
Andrew Moore pitched 6 innings of 2-run ball. He hung a curve that was destroyed for a 2-run homer, but other than that he was fine, and he left the game with a 3-2 lead. Somehow, the Mariners actually chased Lance McCullers in the sixth inning and things probably looked pretty good. Then, Scrabble came in and stunk again, Nick Vincent appears to be in a slump now, and in a tie game in the top of the ninth, Edwin Diaz gagged away a 2-run homer to lose it.
The Mariners were predictably swept by the Astros this week, but not quite in the way I imagined. We had a legitimate chance to win all three of those games, but the bullpen fucked it all away in all three games. For a team that’s built this season on the back of its record in 1-run games (and close games in general), this is not the way you stay in contention.
Thankfully, the Mariners get an off-day today before trying to right the ship against the Angels this weekend. A 3-game sweep would pull us into a tied record, so let’s shoot for the moon, huh M’s? At a whopping 3.5 games out of the second Wild Card, with a whopping 6 teams standing in our way, just “winning series” isn’t going to be enough. Sweeping series needs to be the new motto, starting tomorrow.