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April 8, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Mariners humiliated in home opener

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Most of you may have noticed that I stopped blogging in the fifth inning. Honestly, I didn’t see any point. About the only thing that was going to happen was a bunch of jokes and flippant comments and, well, that’s why we have Twitter.
Seriously, the Mariners were flat-out humiliated tonight. The final score was 12-3, but when you consider it was 11-0 in the fourth inning, you know just how tough it was for those fans who stuck around on a cool night to watch until the very end.
Not a whole lot of them did, as we see in the photo above. Who can blame them?


It was 6-0 when Jason Vargas left the game and then Tom Wilhelmsen gave up another run that was charged to the lefty before adding on a bunch of his own markers.
The bullpen isn’t doing much of anything this season and didn’t again tonight. Josh Lueke made his home debut and pitched OK while Jamey Wright kept his scoreless appaearances streak intact for 2011 by working the ninth.
But we’re not going to paint a duck and call it a golden goose.
This one looked like a duck, walked like a duck and quacked loudly and painfully like a duck that just had another duck’s beak stuffed right up its…well, you get the idea.
The good news is the M’s can still win this series. This only counts for one loss and they re-set the scoreboard tomorrow.
The bad news? The M’s had scored only 11 runs their last five games heading into the ninth inning before rallying for a useless couple of runs. Even with the 11 they scored their first two games, that’s only 23 runs in seven games.
They’ve had better opening weeks than their 2-5 start to this season.

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