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Category: long games
August 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Mariners playing more long games than at any time in team history

Mariners catcher Humberto Quintero tags up and scores a tying run from third in the fifth inning last night. Quintero had two hits and caught all 15 innings of a 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Photo Credit: AP

Mariners catcher Humberto Quintero tags up and scores a tying run from third in the fifth inning last night. Quintero had two hits and caught all 15 innings of a 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Photo Credit: AP

We’ve still got a third of a season to go for the Mariners, but they’ve already tied a franchise record for the most games of at least 13-innings in a season. Only the 2004 and 1980 versions of the squad had endured five games of at least 13 innings, something the Mariners pulled off last night in their 15-inning loss to the Boston Red Sox. And again, unlike those long-finished 2004 and 1980 campaigns, the 2013 squad still has 55 games of season left to go.

The Mariners played some pretty tough baseball last night, twice overcoming deficits and nearly taking the lead in the 15th if not for a diving catch by left fielder Jonny Gomes of a Michael Saunders liner that appeared it would drop in and score Raul Ibanez from second. Ibanez had already rounded third by the time the ball was caught and could only watch as Gomes jogged back in and touched second base to complete a rarely-seen unassisted double play by a left fielder.

So, anyhow, there you go. Another long, long ballgame for the Mariners.

Is there anything we should be reading into that?

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