From Stem to Stern: it’s wiiicked aaaawful
That’s my best attempt at writing something in a Boston accent. Don’t worry, I’ll stop trying now.
This series saw the Mariners run their losing streak to a franchise record 15 games. It’s hard to remember, but when this started the M’s were in the thick of a playoff race. Now, the only think the Mariners have to play for is preparing for 2012. It’s amazing how quickly things can change.
Captain: Dustin Ackley (6 of 15, 2 RBI, 2 doubles)
Walkin the Plank: Adam Kennedy (1 for 11)
Impressive: Mike Carp (2 of 8, 2 HR)
Depressing: Michael Pineda (4.1 IP, 7 ER)
Offense remembers how to score.
After not being able to score runs for most of the year, and scoring only 1 run in the series opener, the offense finally gets it going and scores 12 over the final 2 games of the series, including 8 in today’s finale. In fact, the M’s offense has average 5 runs/game so far on this road trip. Too bad it hasn’t mattered.
Pitching continues to fall apart.
3 more games, 2 more bad pitching performances. The most depressing thing about this was that it was Felix Hernandez and Pineda who were hit hard, giving up 6 and 7 earned runs respectively. Only rookie Blake Beavan was able to limit the damage to a manageable 3 ER over 6.1 innings back in the series opener.
Figgins leaves team for “personal emergency”
Chone Figgins was supposed to play today, but was scratched in favor of Adam Kennedy so he could leave and attend to something outside of Baseball. There are no details yet as to what has happened, but whatever it is, it’s never good when these things happen. Hopefully, everything turns out ok for Figgins and his family.