Starting last Thursday with their series against the Angels, the Mariners should have all of their remaining wins marked with an asterisk. Same goes for any player who improves his batting average or ERA over the last 2 1/2 weeks of the season.
M’s fall short of sweep as Angels win finale 4-3
These games don’t matter anymore. If so-and-so hits .500 the rest of the season, I don’t want to hear am announcer tell me how he had a great finish to his 2018 season. And any wins the rest of the way? Please… They will be empty victories, cosmetically enhancing their final record.
When they beat the Angels in the first three games of their four-game series, were you thinking the same thing I was? “OK, now you put together a winning streak WHEN IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE! Where were those victories against the Padres when it still mattered?”
If they finish with a 90-72 record, I would call the Mariners the most disappointing 90-win team in Major League Baseball history. And I’m guessing they will get to 90 wins because they’re relaxed and loose now. The pressure’s gone. They’re mathematically alive but we all know they’re dead – the A’s will secure the wild-card berth by the end of this week.
It’s been the strangest Mariners season I can remember, and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m old enough to have seen them all. I can’t remember a Mariners team that has been so good and so bad in the same season. There have been times this year when I thought they might be the best team in the league and times when I thought they were the worst.
On July 5 they were 56-32. The next day, general manager Jerry Dipoto was given a multi-year contract extension. The Mariners have gone
Source:: MyNorthwest.com – Sports