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Game #104: Errors cost Mariners, 5-3

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm with 9 Comments »
July 30, 2010 8:33 pm

 On the eve of the big-league trading deadline, the Mariners are on a four-game losing streak and may be the only team in baseball that doesn’t have one player rumored to be going somewhere.

Impossible? Take a look at this website. Dozens of  players rumored going here or there and not one of them is in a Seattle uniform. Thats remarkable.

As July comes to a close, the Mariners are 6-20 with two games remaining. That’s remarkable, too. The good news? The Twins starting pitcher, Scott Baker, has a 5.00 earned run average.

Of course he has eight wins, too – more than anyone in the Mariners rotation. Yikes!

  • Russell Branyan doubled off the scoreboard on the right-center field wall, a ball that likely would have been a home run in Safeco Field, where the fences are 30 feet high in that spot. Franklin Gutierrez walked. Michael Saunders bunted both runners along.  Josh Bard walked to load ‘em up. Josh Wilson struck out. Jack Wilson popped out.  Just when it appears they must score, the Mariners find a way not to.  In the second: No score.
  • A two-out error by Chone Figgins put Michael Cuddyer on base and brought up Jim Thome, who -  you guessed it – hit his 13th home run. In the second: Minnesota 2, Seattle 0.
  • With one out, the Mariners defense collapsed. Casey Kotchman fielded a double play ground ball but got only one out and, with two outs and J.J. Hardy on third base, Joe Mauer grounded to Josh Wilson at third – who booted the ball. Doug Fister hasn’t allowed an earned run yet, and he’s down three runs. In the third: Minnesota 3, Seattle 0.
  • With one out, J.J. Hardy and Denard Span singled to put Twins on first and third base, the third and fourth hits of the game for Minnesota. Fister picked Span off first. Alexi Casilla  hit a drive off the top of the wall in right center that, upon video review, the umpires ruled a home run.   In the fifth: Minnesota 5, Seattle 0.
  • Branyan led off the sixth with his second double, then scored on a Gutierrez single. Green-lighted, Gutierrez stole second base. Saunders walked.  Bard struck out. Josh-not-Jack Wilson doubled home two runs. Jesse Crain relieved Baker.  Jack Wilson grounded out.  Ichiro struck out.  In the sixth: Minnesota 5, Seattle 3.
  • Fister is gone after five innings in which he allowed two earned runs. Jamey Wright now pitching.
  • In the seventh inning, Garrett Olson pitching for Seattle.
  • In the eighth inning, Brian Sweeney pithing for Seattle.
  • Too many mistakes, not enough runs. Seattle is 6-21 in July. It’s a final: Minnesota 5, Seattle 3.
Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. Not only remarkable, but very depressing. Hopefully Lopez gets released tomorrow.

  2. It’s also tome for Figgins to move to the bench.

  3. Considering we have 1 person in the lineup hitting over .275 & 2 hitting over .250 it will be a miracle if we only lose 100 games.

  4. livingwell56 says:

    worst mariners team ever

  5. Pray4Peace says:

    My mama always told me:

    “If you can’t say something nice about something or someone, don’t say anything at all!”

    So I’m just gonna sit here and not say anything at all.

  6. mojjonation says:

    Pray4Peace…..I hear you. And while you sit there are respectfully continue your silence, i will speak up. The clueless front office and the spineless manager have turned this team into a debacle. No leadership or accountability. No hitting. Marginal pitching. Marginal defense. Has any one team in baseball, ever, been dead last in every offensive category? We may be on the cusp of quite possibly the worst baseball team ever. The strike shortened season M’s will actually outscore this team if they continue this current pace. That’s in 112 games. These are what obscure jeopardy facts are made of. As a joke, they should put everyone, and I do mean everyone up on the trading blocks and see what comes our way. This would give some of the guys on this dysfunctional squad a dose of reality when they realize that absolutely nobody wants them, including their current team.

  7. Pray4Peace says:

    mojjo, I was being facetious but I do agree w/ you all the way. I have always tried to stay a die hard fan, through thick and thin, win or lose but this team has the potential to do better and what is so frustrating is exactly what you pointed out: clueless front office and spineless manager. Though I think Wak is a good manager without the FO to back him up, he is spineless. It’s like any managerial position in the business world. If the higher ups won’t stand behind you you might as well call everyone a manager because all they’re managing is themselves and doing whatever they want.

    I’ve been watching baseball a long time and this has got to be the worst team I’ve ever seen. Can’t blame Silva. Can’t blame Sexson. Can’t blame McClaren. Can’t blame any of the other dead weight this team has shed because when all is said and done, the only constant has been this front office and their unwillingness to put together a winning team without pissin’ off the prima donnas. GRRR!!

  8. Pray4Peace says:

    GO Ms!!

  9. Daisydog says:

    Hey Mariners: you suck.

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