Week 14 Recap
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That road trip felt worse than it actually was. Its probably recency bias because of the terrible time the Mariners had in Chicago.
- Did you know that the Mariners are just 5-23 when playing the White Sox in Chicago since 2008. Woof.
- All four runs scored by the Mariners in the series were scored in the ninth inning or later. Yikes.
- The Mariners were shutout by Hector Noesi. Yes, the same Hector Noesi who ran a 6.13 ERA as a Seattle Mariner. Ugh.
But, hey, at least the Mariners outscored the Astros by twenty runs!
You’ve probably heard about the massive trade between the Cubs and the Athletics. The A’s gained two premier pitchers to bolster their run for the World Series. Of course this is bad news for the Mariners because the A’s are a division rival and we had been in the market for starting pitching depth. But its not as bad as it seems. The Mariners just got Taijuan Walker back from injury and he’s a certain upgrade over Erasmo Ramirez. James Paxton is about a month away from rejoining the team too and that’s another upgrade. Plus the teams who were really looking for starting pitching help are all in the AL East and if the Mariners are going to make it to the playoffs this year, we’re going to have to go through the Wild Card against those teams from the AL East.