Because clearly when I said "if you're going to lose, lose convincingly" last night, that sounded like "lose two one-run games in six hours."
Biggest Contribution: Brandon Morrow, +16.5%
Biggest Suckfest: Ichiro, -16.2%
Most Important At Bat: Ballgame double play, -13.3%
Most Important Pitch: Melhuse double play, +12.3%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): +24.9%
Total Contribution by Position Players: -85.4%
Total Contribution by Opposition: +10.5%
Biggest Contribution: Raul Ibanez, +13.1%
Biggest Suckfest: Yuniesky Betancourt, -21.3%
Most Important At Bat: Ibanez double (after totally striking out), +20.3%
Most Important Pitch: Metcalf double, -20.1%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -2.5%
Total Contribution by Position Players: -47.5%
Total Contribution by Opposition: 0.0%
After much deliberation, I've decided to use this as one of my nights to take it easy and get caught up on sleep. I'm completely exhausted, I was at work for the entire first game, the team looked exactly the same as they did in Toronto, and anything I'd say would probably come off as overdramatic (even though these two losses magically just rolled right off my back without instilling the slightest twinge of anger). The Mariners are in trouble, and they have a number of gaping holes that need to be filled if the team wants to win, but they're bounced back from ugly slumps before, and it's not like the Angels are setting the world on fire. There's still time to salvage this thing before it takes on too much water.
Here's your recap: Morrow was good, Feierabend was effective, Washburn was bad, the offense was awful, and Reitsma is a Florida ditchpig. The Raffy Soriano trade will haunt us for ages. I never like to root for any Mariners to get injured, but if I were to hypothetically partake, I could rattle off about a half-dozen names I wouldn't miss. This next week will not be dull.
Now go to bed. The sooner we put this all behind us, the better.