With two games to go on the season series, the Mariners are 5-12 against the Astros. I don’t want to put all the blame on them for the Mariners not making the playoffs this season, but if stupid fucking Major League Baseball had given us Arizona or Colorado instead of the fucking Astros when they realigned their divisions, we might be in the catbird’s seat right now.
Indeed, if you REALLY want to be depressed, you should check out the Mariners’ record against the Astros since they entered the A.L. West back in 2013. Remember, at that time, the Astros were the very worst team in baseball. In spite of that, the M’s were only 10-9 against them that first year. In total, the Mariners are 40-53 in these five seasons, soon to be 40-55. In that same span, here’s the Mariners’ records against the other A.L. West teams:
- Anaheim – 44-48
- Oakland – 56-36
- Texas – 46-46
I mean, that’s unbelievable, right? It’s not like the M’s have been all that great in the last five years, but there’s two winning seasons in there, with a chance for a third this year. The M’s have been okay, but the Astros have had our number every step of the way!
Yesterday was no exception. James Paxton returned, which was the good news; but he stunk and couldn’t get out of the second inning, which is the bad news. Yovani Gallardo tried to keep us in the game, but failed as usual, and the Mariners lost 5-2. Honestly, it felt lucky that the M’s could even manage those two runs. So much for that hot offense spilling over into this series.
The Twins also lost, which is good I guess, so the Mariners are still 3.5 games back. They’re going to need to lose a lot more if the Mariners are going to get swept in yet another Astros series. Don’t forget, yesterday’s game was the only one this series where the Astros didn’t feature a Cy Young-calibre starter, as we’re set to face Keuchel and Verlander today and tomorrow. Again, I would recommend you find something else to do with your weekend than watch our offense flail for 18 innings.
God fucking dammit I hate baseball.