Once again, the Mariners went to sleep offensively after about the third inning and that was the story again tonight. Done in by another little-known righthander, this one a guy named Brad Bergesen. Actually, he’d stiffled the Mariners six days ago before a walk-off hit by Adrian Beltre ended that game in the ninth.
No such luck in this 3-1 defeat.
The offense vanished after the third inning, getting only one more single — erased by a Beltre double-play — before the ninth. That’s how you lose games all-too-easily. It’s a broken record, I know. But not much else.
Jose Lopez delivered a meaningless run with an RBI single with two out in the ninth. It did enable Wladimir Balentien to come to the plate as a potential tying-run pinch hitter. But really, it only delayed the inevitable.
This M’s team had its 2008 season buried here in April. Will the 2009 team do the same in June? Might happen if the hitting doesn’t show up the next two nights.
June 9, 2009 at 6:37 PM