SEATTLE — This rest-the-rotation gambit that Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon chose this week might yet pay dividends down the road.
That might take the sting out of a Wednesday disaster in which Erasmo Ramirez returned from Triple-A Tacoma and authored an epic implosion over three-plus innings in a 12-4 loss to Texas.
“When it’s like that,” Ramirez said, “nobody’s going to be happy, and I’m not happy. I was feeling good. I was just missing my spots.”
This result was, yes, the Mariners’ worst loss of the season.
The Mariners had not allowed four runs in an inning since …