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July 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Mariners freefall continues with no end in sight

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Logic would dictate that the Mariners have indeed reached rock bottom. After all, they’ve now been shutout two games in a row and haven’t scored since the first inning back in Anaheim some 26 straight innings ago.
Tonight’s 4-0 loss was a lot like last night’s.
The Rangers got all the runs they’d need the first few innings and cruised from there.
Only, it got worse for the M’s this time.
Seattle had five hits last night, only four this time around — two of them singles in the ninth inning.
Maybe rock bottom will come if somebody throws a perfect game against them.
But for now, yeah, you’re watching history out there. Really bad history being made.


Seattle has dropped seven in a row and fallen seven games in the standings in just seven days of baseball.
Rarely do teams tumble from a race this fast. But then again, our Mariners are used to it, aren’t they?
They lost 12 in a row in 2006 to dash any hopes of something that year.
They lost 15 of 17 to fall out of the race in August and September of 2007.
They dropped four in a row to crash and burn right at the trade deadline in 2009.
And now, this Seven Games in Seven Days thing (sounds like a bad movie title, doesn’t it?).
Here’s a new motto: Mariners Baseball, Plan your October vacation by July.
In all seriousness, again, it’s too bad. This team played much better baseball than we’ve seen lately throughout the first half.
Now, it’s all being torched. All of a sudden, that 90-loss season once deemed impossible is popping back up on the radar.

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