It’s hard for me to believe that the Mariners are just in a slump, because with their run differential (-19), it feels like they’re just playing to expectations at this point, and really this is who they are. They’re a team that loses 3/4 to the God-awful Toronto Blue Jays, at home, with their Canadian fans totally overwhelming our home fans in attendance.
The annual fucking embarrassment is over, so that’s the good news. But, we’re living in Hell right now, in case you didn’t know. Seattle sucks again, and the Mariners are the primary culprit.
On Thursday, Felix did the bare minimum (5 innings, 2 runs) and Juan Nicasio blew it in the 7th, giving up 2 runs in less than an inning. He’s since been dumped on the DL with a knee issue, and I hope it’s for the rest of the fucking year, because he’s a fucking worthless pile of shit and is actively killing this team. The final score was 7-3.
It was somehow even worse on Friday, as Marco gave up 4 runs in 7 innings, and the offense just did absolute jack shit. A late-game meltdown was essentially meaningless as we lost 7-2.
And, LOOK AT THAT, it got even worse on Saturday. Paxton went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs, but we lost 5-1 as it appears no one in our bullpen could get anyone out this series.
We somehow salvaged a win on Sunday even though Sam Gaviglio was going for Toronto and essentially equalled Mike Leake’s production through his rotation turn. It was 3-3 heading into the bottom of the 7th before Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager blew it open. We got the game to Edwin Diaz who was able to shut ’em down for his 41st save in a 6-3 win.
This team is just a garbage fire right now, and it’s about to get a whole lot messier as we head out on a road trip through the A.L. West. Texas, then 4 in Houston, then Oakland, with no days off (only to come home to the Dodgers and Astros again).
Oh yeah, by the way, we’re now 2.5 games behind Oakland for the second Wild Card spot. Neat. They say the best time to visit Sports Hell is in the summer, when the weather is nice, the people are content, and the baseball team is sucking a non-stop train of dicks.