nothing was beautiful and everything hurt The Mariners, needing every win they can get, lost to the Los Angeles California Angels of Anaheim 14-1. The only bright side here is that every loss only counts as one loss in the standings, though by all rights this one ought to count for at least 3 or 4.
* extremely Dave Sims voice * Ohhh baby! Eight games to go. 85 wins. Two games back from the Wild Card. The 2021 Mariners don’t carry the Cinderella Story flash and success of the San Francisco Giants this season, who tonight captured their 100th win of the year after a preseason that saw many struggle to envision them ending the season at .500.
Logan Gilbert vs. Jose Suarez, 6:35pm There’s no wrong time to pull off a road sweep of a divisional rival, but that four-gamer in Oakland could not have come at a better time if the M’s could pick before the season started.
A host of relievers with proximity and international athletes 2021 was a fantastic year for the Seattle Mariners fam system. You’d be hard-pressed to find names that struggled to live up to their prospect pedigree.
when do you stop pretending and start being? Tonight’s game is a challenge to cover, considering that I wrote up a nearly identical game almost exactly a month ago: a game in which Chris Flexen allowed one run over ~7 innings and Cole Irvin gave up 3 runs on 7 hits.
It’s nice to win a little bit. The Seattle Mariners have always encouraged their fans to appreciate the little things, albeit often in the way someone “encourages” a dog to take their worms medication by sticking it in a ball of deli cheese.
ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, all have crumbled before Chaos Ball If you’re coming here from a jubilant headline and the news that the Mariners have secured a winning season expecting some ground in the Wild Card race, I’m sorry to say that you’ll be disappointed after this next sentence.
For any Seattle Mariners fans hoping to see Justin Dunn on a big-league mound again this season, Thursday night was not a good night. After spending months on the shelf and completing a pair of simulated games, the righty was finally ready to tackle a rehab assignment.