The Seattle Mariners salvaged a win against he Toronto Blue Jay’s, however, on a 33-10 streak, the Oakland Athletics have now taken over in 2nd place from the Mariners. While a solid win on Sunday was nice and a solid outing from Felix Hernandez on Thursday was interested, this offense has disappeared and is desperately in need of a Robinson Cano return.
Aug 2 vs Toronto L 7 – 3
Look, King Felix, went 5 innings with just 2 runs allowed. However, he was betrayed by an offence that could not get out of their own way and a meltdown by Juan Nincasio—his 6th loss of the season.
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— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) August 4, 2018
Aug 3 vs Toronto L 7 – 2
Marco Gonzales did not have his strongest game and gave up 4 runs over 7 innings; however, the offense yet again could to find any rhythm and managed just 2 runs on 6 hits.
Aug 4 vs Toronto L 5 – 1
James Paxton went 7 innings and struck out 7. He gave up 3 runs, but as much as I hate to say it—yet again—no help came from the bats as they M’s scored just 1 run off 3 measly hits.
Aug 5 vs Toronto W 6 – 3
Newcomer Zach Duke got his 1st win as a mariner as the M’s finally found some offence. Kyle Seager would have a 6th and 7th inning homer that would see the M’s salvage at least one game on this skid that they are on.
Starter Mike Leake struggled in 6 and 2/3 allowing 9 hits and 3 runs, but luckily Duke, Alex Colome, and Edwin Diaz saved the day. The relievers went 2 and 1/3 innings with zero hits and zero runs to save the day.