Blame the server problems for the lack of a recap.
Biggest Contribution: Pat Borders, +4.1%
Biggest Suckfest: Joel Pineiro, -20.8%
Most Important Hit: Winn double play, -9.6%
Most Important Pitch: Hillenbrand homer, -13.9%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -21.0%
Total Contribution by Hitters: -30.2%
The Mariners are playing four games below their Pythagorean expected record of 45-49. Why this is, I haven't the foggiest, but if Joel Pineiro, Miguel Olivo, and Adrian Beltre were performing at the level of their PECOTA projections, rather than occupying various levels of suck, said Pythagorean record would be around 49-45 instead, good enough to challenge for the division and the wild card. So, while the team has been bad this year, they haven't really been that far away from playing like we expected them to, all things considered.
To Cleveland today, with Jamie Moyer facing Scott Elarton at 4:05pm.