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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 04:11 PM
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Mariners set franchise record by losing 15th in a row..
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Move over 1992 team! There's a brand new leader for the Mariners franchise when it comes to all-time consecutive losses.

Today was the 15th defeat in a row for Seattle and unlike No. 14 last night, this 12-8 beatdown was not a case of the M's playing their hearts out. The pitching was terrible, starting with Michael Pineda's inability to protect an early lead and finishing with some attrocious bullpen outings.

There were also the mental gaffes: by Ichiro getting picked off first base on the back end of a first and third situation. And by Aaron Laffey, forgetting the infield shift was on for David Ortiz and looking to throw to third when he picked up a grounder that resulted in an infield single. Not heads-up baseball. Not mentally tough baseball. Not good baseball. Pretty embarrassing baseball.

And now, this team having flushed its season down the toilet before the month of July even ends, the Mariners face the prospect of heading into Yankee Stadium for three more games.

The Mariners have some decent pitching, but they are last in MLB in runs scored, BA, OBP, SLG, and a lot. The offense is just pathetic.
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