The Seattle Mariners lost 2 of 3 games to the New York Yankees meaning pretty much the end of the season for the True to the Blue. This series almost felt like a nail in the coffin for many Mariner fans as the meager 5 runs they could muster in 3 games seemed unworthy of contention.
— ROOT SPORTS™ | NW (@ROOTSPORTS_NW) September 9, 2018
Sep 7 vs NY Yankees L 4 – 0
The Yankees Masahiro Tanaka went 8 innings of shut out ball. He would strikeout 10 Mariners on the way to the win. James Paxton put in 6 innings and allowed 4 runs. Unfortunately, the 3 hits that the M’s offense put together failed to accumulate more than 3 hits on the day.
Sep 8 vs NY Yankees L 4 – 2
Stop me if you heard this before, but Felix Hernandez pitched a solid game and got zero help offensively. Allowing just 2 runs, King Felix was betrayed by poor offensive performance. The Mariners would score 2 runs on just 4 hits on the day.
Sep 9 vs NY Yankees W 3 – 2
The M’s would finally find some offense with 7 hits and 3 runs. While not great, it was solid hitting in the clutch; during the 8th inning, Robbie Cano would hit a ball to the short stop who then woud try and throw out Mitch Haniger barreling in from 3rd base. Haniger would score the go ahead run giving the M’s their sole win during the weekend.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 9, 2018