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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mariners Fall Short of Being Best at Losing

Posted by on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Leave it to the hapless Mariners to not even be all that good at losing, snapping a 17-game winless streak today, just six games shy of the major league record. Seattle's normally anemic bats exploded for 17 hits in a 9-2 win over the New York Yankees, the M's first win since July 5.

Fuck. The Mariners had a shot at redeeming their season by proving one of the all-time greatest losing teams in baseball history. Now, they're simply just another bad team.


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Don't worry. There's still plenty of season left. More than enough to put together a 23-game streak.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on July 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM · Report this
care bear 2
I thought it was hilarious that year when the Huskies didn't win a football game all season.
Posted by care bear on July 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM · Report this
Cui Bono 3
This will probably end as the 3rd time in four seasons the Mariners have lost at least 100 regular season games.
Posted by Cui Bono on July 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Aaron 4
Yankees suck.
Posted by Aaron on July 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Zebes 5

Fuck the Yankees.
Posted by Zebes on July 27, 2011 at 3:15 PM · Report this
lukeiscool 6
I hate everyone.
Go M's.
Posted by lukeiscool on July 27, 2011 at 3:16 PM · Report this
I'm ready for the Mariners' 17 game winning streak now.
Posted by Patr0ck on July 27, 2011 at 3:27 PM · Report this
At least there is a glimmer of hope even with the losses. Finally, finally, FINALLY they're losing with a bunch of young guys with potential rather than a pack of overpriced veterans who always seem to come off a career year somewhere else and drop off a cliff once they put on the Mariner blue.

They've been strong in pitching for years and this year's squad is pretty damn good. If only they could solve the run production problem they could be contenders.
Posted by Westside forever on July 27, 2011 at 3:31 PM · Report this
Yes! Nobody beats the Phillies! (at losing)
Posted by jzimbert on July 27, 2011 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Stat of the day:

The Mariners are chasing history, but not the kind any team wants to make. Nearly 100 games into the season the batting average of their whole team is .223. So unless they start mashing, they're going to obiterate the record for worst average by an AL team in the DH era. That record is .226 by the 1981 Toronto Blue Jays which happened in a strike shorten season.

If you count full seasons the Mariners have almost no shot to avoid the record. That was .234 by the 1976 Angels. The Mariners would have to hit .255 rest of the season to avoid that. Of the nine position players with more than 100 AB's six are hitting .229 or lower.

The Mariners also have a .288 on base percentage. They'll be the first AL team to rack up back to back seasons under .300 since the 1966-1968 White Sox, Senators and Indians. That was before the mound was lowered to avoid teams like ours.

In Jack Z we trust!
Posted by BazookaTooth on July 27, 2011 at 4:20 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
@2 most of the Husky teams have done really well, actually.

Except the one that does American Football.
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM · Report this
lark 12
I totally chortled when you wrote they are "bad" at losing.
Heck, at least it was against the Yankees.
Posted by lark on July 27, 2011 at 8:31 PM · Report this

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