Well…earlier today I wrote that the M’s were 6.0 games back of a wild card spot. I asked if you could dare to dream about the M’s having a comeback season.
The Mariners had won five in a row coming into today’s series opener with the Rangers, but Texas put a stop to that, winning 3-0 at Safeco Field.
The shutout loss is the first time the M’s have been shut out since a July 4th loss against Oakland.
Roenis Elias pitched well in defeat, surrendering two earned runs in 5.1 innings. He struck out six while walking two.
The score was 0-0 into the sixth when former Mariner Adrian Beltre plated two with an RBI single.
The M’s punchless offense mustered six hits on the evening against Yovani Gallardo and three Rangers relievers.
Robinson Cano had two hits to pace the Mariners offense. Ketel Marte, Kyle Seager, Mark Trumbo, Brad Miller, and Shawn O’Malley provided the other hits.
Now 7.0 games back, the M’s will take on the Rangers again tomorrow night. Hopefully Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez will be back in action.
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