Oh, look: Another stretch of make-or-break games upon which jobs are dangling – and this time, the Seattle Mariners simply aren’t playing well.
They couldn’t score enough to keep Felix Hernandez from losing, 2-1.
They flew into Cleveland, got bopped, and flew out again.
Now they’re facing the Devil Rays and Royals before flying into Angels country, and if they don’t make hay in Tampa and Kansas City, they could stumble out of Anaheim a beaten team.
Should that happen, should the Angels continue to pull away in the American League West, it’s likely Mike Hargrove would be fired – something he’s been facing for months now.
Each time before, this team has rallied itself, even crept above .500 to stay close.
They’ll have to do it again this week, despite a slumping offense and the fact that Miguel Batista remains mediocre and Horacio Ramirez hasn’t yet won a game on the road this season.
Win and the season remains viable.
Lose and 2007 could be gone by June 1.