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This will be in history books one day.

MLB: Seattle Mariners at San Francisco Giants D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

“This is a long inning,” Dave Sims sighed just seconds before Andrew McCtuchen flew out to end the fifth inning of the Mariners’ 10-1 loss to the Giants.

Dave was correct. It was a long inning. How long? Felix Hernandez and James Pazos threw a combined 54 pitches to 11 batters. Five of those 11 Giants came around to score, giving San Francisco a commanding 9-0 lead. The first seven hitters reached base safely that inning, two via the walk and three via the dinger. A long inning indeed.

That long inning was just a microcosm of what was a long, sad day in baseball. Here is a scrapbook summary of what will be remembered for years to come as “The Worst Day in Baseball History.”

Yes, there were balls hit into McCovey Cove. No, they were not off of Felix’s bat.

Two of these seven walks came in the first. One of which drove in a run. Four of the first five Giants that walked would eventually score.
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Unrelated but still bad:

Before we move on from this one, let’s remember a couple good things.

  • Mitch Haniger kept his hitting streak alive.
  • Dee Gordon continues to get on base with relative ease.
  • Dan Vogelbach did this:

The Mariners will look to bounce back tomorrow against the Twins at 1:05 PM.