Swept and losing ground, Mariners fall to Rockies

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The All-Star game couldn’t come soon enough for the Seattle Mariners as they lose their 3rd straight series and 4th in a row to drop 5 games behind the Houston Astros. The Mariners were licking their would after losing back to back series against the Rockies and LA Angels, but a trip to Denver was a disaster as their offence could not match that of the Colorado Rockies. The 3 game sweep by Colorado deflated all the good that the M’s accomplished so far this year and it will take expert management and veteran leadership to get them back on their winning ways.

Jul 13     @           Colorado               L             10 – 7

Chris Bergman got the call up this Friday but found his second stint in the True to the Blue uniform would be an utter disaster. In just 4 1/3rd innings he would give up 6 hits and 5 runs to put the M’s behind the 8 ball. Bergman would get help from M’s stalwarts such as Ben Gamel and Denard Span with a combined 5 hits and 3 RBI; however, the Rockies Trevor Story would be a colossal nightmare with a 2-5 night that saw him drive in 4 RBIs on a double and a 422 ft home run.

Jul 14     @           Colorado               L             4 – 1

Wade LeBlanc got touched for four runs over 4 1/3rd innings, but he didn’t get much help from the offense this day.  The Rockies Jon Gray went 7 1/3rd innings allowing just 5 hits and 1 run. The M’s wouldn’t gt a run until the 8th inning and the cold bats would provide no help or support on Saturday as they looked entirely helpless.

On the Bright side, former Tacoma Rainer and Everett AquaSox, Matt Festa made his debut from the bullpen. In 2/3rd innings, he allowed 2 hits an 0 runs.

Jul 15     @           Colorado               L             4 – 3

The Rockies Trevor Story killed the M’s again with a game winning homer in the bottom of the 9th. The rainy day saw sloppy play but if not for a 2-2 cutter from Nick Vincent, the M’s might have been able to get away with a victory.

This would be the M”s 8th loss in 11 games. As well, the M’s thew away a great performance from Mike Leake who went 6 innings of 2 run ball. Leake allowed just 1 earned run on 6 hits. Unfotunately, Juan Nincasio would allow a run in the 7th and Nick Vincent would further betray Leake by allowing the game winning homer to Story in the 9th.


AL West Standings

W L Pct GB
Houston 64 35 .646 0.0
Seattle 58 39 .598 5.0
Oakland 55 42 .567 8.0
LA Angels 49 48 .505 14.0
Texas 41 56 .423 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.