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Fenway
07-25-2011, 09:24 PM
The Mariners were 43-43 - and then the wheels fell off by losing 15 in a row and as I type this NYY is leading them 8-1.

I am hard pressed to recall any team falling apart like this.

Zakath
07-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Except for the first loss in the sequence to the A's, every team they've played is at or above .500 (4 @LAA, 4 vs. Tex, 3 @Tor, 3 @Bos, and now presumably 1 @NYY).

They're not a good offensive team by any stretch (last in MLB in average, runs scored, and OBP, and 29th in slugging), but in the first 9 games, they didn't score more than 3 runs in any of them, while their pitching staff only allowed more than 5 runs once. At least in Toronto and Boston, their bats woke up, but then their pitching went to crap, surrendering less than 6 runs only once.

Given the team they have, it's not surprising that overall they're 15 (soon to be 16) under .500, it's just how they've gotten there. It was kind of amazing that they were .500 after 86 games with the abysmal hitting.

BleacherBandit
07-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Except for the first loss in the sequence to the A's, every team they've played is at or above .500 (4 @LAA, 4 vs. Tex, 3 @Tor, 3 @Bos, and now presumably 1 @NYY).

They're not a good offensive team by any stretch (last in MLB in average, runs scored, and OBP, and 29th in slugging), but in the first 9 games, they didn't score more than 3 runs in any of them, while their pitching staff only allowed more than 5 runs once. At least in Toronto and Boston, their bats woke up, but then their pitching went to crap, surrendering less than 6 runs only once.

Given the team they have, it's not surprising that overall they're 15 (soon to be 16) under .500, it's just how they've gotten there. It was kind of amazing that they were .500 after 86 games with the abysmal hitting.

Plus when your best player (Ichiro) is having his worst season in the majors, there must not be much of an expectation to win.

Zakath
07-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Plus when your best player (Ichiro) is having his worst season in the majors, there must not be much of an expectation to win.

Most guys would kill to hit .268 in the majors, but for him, it's a ****ty year.