Don’t look now, but the A’s have taken the M’s spot

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.

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.


AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 71 42 .628 0.0
Oakland 67 46 .593 4.0
Seattle 64 48 .571 6.5
LA Angels 55 58 .487 16.0
Texas 49 64 .434 22.0


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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.