Losing to the team closest to them in the American League West, 9-1, ended the Seattle Marienrs month of August with a 15-12 record – and reminded them just how tough finishing at .500 will be.
The Los Angeles Angels beat them, and in the 29 games remaining, the Mariners will play the Angels, Rangers and Athletics 20 times. Against those three teams, Seattle is 17-20 in 2012.
Kevin Millwood got hit early and needed 117 pitches to get 15 outs, leaving after five innings down, 5-1. It didn’t get better.
It didn’t help, either, that the Mariners had to …