1-5 in their first 6 games of this road trip. Swept by the Yankees, then a pretty bad series against the Sox.
In the finale against the Yankees, Paxton gave up 4 runs in the first and we lost 4-3. We did about as well as can be hoped against Luis Severino – scoring all 3 in 5.2 innings of work – but couldn’t touch their bullpen.
Then, on Friday, we had a rematch of that crazy Wade LeBlanc game against Boston, only this time it was just as crazy the opposite way. The knuckleballer gave up 10 runs in 3.1 innings, as the M’s just teed off on him. But, LeBlanc didn’t have anything either, giving up 6 runs in 4.2 innings of work. Nevertheless, we held a lead of 4-0 and immediately gave it up in the bottom of the first; then, we built up a 10-5 lead before the bullpen sucked its way to a 14-10 defeat. Vincent and Nicasio were the main culprits of ineptitude.
On Saturday, Mike Leake dominated with 8 shutout innings and Edwin Diaz got touched up a little bit as he hadn’t pitched in a week. We still won 7-2.
We lost the season series on Sunday, as Marco Gonzales didn’t have it and Chris Sale ABSOLUTELY had it. We lost 5-0 to get the fuck out of there.
It’s obviously a bummer, but not a shock that the Mariners lost to these teams in this fashion. Now, we go to Baltimore for a 4-game set to try to somewhat salvage the road trip. Winning all 4 would make us 5-5 for the trip, but that’s obviously not how you want to do it. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t throw a 5-5 road trip out of bed for eating crackers at this point.
I’m on vacation this week, so posting will be sporadic at best. Go M’s, I guess.