Sully Baseball reader Chris Kim pointed out something to me.
As badly as the Red Sox and Mets have both played this week, and it has been a truly wretched week for the Mariners.
Don’t believe me?
Before they started play last Tuesday, the Mariners were one game over .500.
On Tuesday, the Mariners took an 8-1 lead in the 4th and held the lead exactly zero innings. They lost the game 9-8.
On Wednesday they won, 4-1. The problem was it was in front of the smallest crowd in the history of Safeco Field. 11,701 paid to see the Mariners. The “Refuse to Lose” magic is officially over.
On Thursday, Felix Hernandez threw 8 remarkable shutout innings, striking out 12 and walking just 1. Brandon League came in and blew the game in the 9th as Seattle lost 2-1.
On Friday, Adam Dunn remembered how to hit and crushed a pair of homers. The Mariners lost 7-3.
On Saturday, Phillip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners. I am going to go out on a limb and say their bats were dead that day.
On Sunday it was Alex Rios’ turn to discover his once dead swing. He nearly hit for the cycle as the Mariners lost 7-4.
Yesterday, mercifully, they had an off day before heading to Detroit.
The Mariners are currently winning 1-0 in the first.
You KNOW it won’t end well.
I guess that is an advantage of playing in the Pacific Northwest… nobody sees you when you flop.