Archive: May, 2022
Your last-place Seattle Mariners
As pointed out in our series primer for the just-completed three-game set against the Oakland A's, the Mariners needed to win that series in order to stay out of the basement of the American League West standings. Spoiler alert: They didn't.
Some not-very-organized musings on the Mariners after today's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox in Boston, a game in which the M's led 5-0 and the result of which puts Seattle seven games under .500 and nine back of the division-leading Astros, a half-game better than last-place Oakland.....
Hope returns with series win vs. Mets...sort of
Go figure. The struggling, seemingly offensively inept Mariners drop into New York City to take on the National League's best team and actually beat them. Twice. The Mets hadn't lost a series all season, small sample though it may have been, and here the lowly Seattle Mariners take two of three behind some exceptional performances. You just never know, do you?
Horrid homestand hobbles M's
It was not a happy homecoming. After dropping seven of nine games on the recent road trip, the Mariners were looking forward to righting the ship at home. Didn't work out that way. On the seven-game homestand against the Rays and the Phillies, the M's managed just two wins, and those by the skin of their teeth. The club heads back out on the road now—to take on powerhouses in New York and Toronto before closing the trip in Boston—bruised and battered, looking for anything to help them bet back to winning games.
Road trip roundup
The Mariners' just-completed road swing through Florida and Houston contained a little good, a lot of bad, and even some ugly. Riding high at the end of their last homestand, they began the trip four games over .500 and in first place. They return home a game under break-even and in third place, three games back of the Angels in the American League West. A good time was not had by all.