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September 2, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Nine in a row

Not much to say about a game in which the opposition outhits the Mariners 14-6. The final score was only 6-4 for the Toronto Blue Jays but the game was again over early as Jeff Weaver failed to last even four innings, falling behind 5-0 by the third on a pair of home runs.
I’d like to say that this game continued a trend of the M’s playing hard and keeping things interesting until the final out. It will sure look that way in the boxscores, but realistically? This was one game I never thought the team had a chance in after thie third. Seattle was fortunate to score two of the three runs — Russ Adams at third will do that for you. There were too many innings when Seattle’s plate approach made things easy on the opposing pitchers. Too many lackadaisical ground ball outs.
So, as I said. I liked what I saw the first two games here, despite the losses. Didn’t like it today. The season could be decided at Yankee Stadium. The miraculous thing is that the M’s remain only two back in the wild-card race if the Yankees go on to lose today (they are down 5-1). But that’s smoke and mirrors. A series win in New York just became the bare minimum the M’s will need. A sweep would help a lot more.
And that’s a tall order. On to the clubhouse…

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