Fans of the Seattle Mariners might need a hug this morning.
After jumping out to an 11-2 lead on the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon, the Royals began to chip away, and with an 11 spot in the bottom of the sixth, Kansas City took the lead and held on for a 13-12 victory.
The Mariners currently occupy the third Wild Card spot in the American League, but the Royals played a little spoiler on Sunday, thus keeping the Baltimore Orioles’ Wild Card hopes alive.
The Mariners are 83-69 and are ahead of Baltimore by four games with 10 remaining on their regular season schedule.
The Royals entered the 6th trailing the Mariners 11-2
They finished the 6th leading 13-11 pic.twitter.com/6wfvVIIWEn
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 25, 2022
M’s Suffer Brutal Loss To Royals
While four games with 10 to go is a pretty commanding lead, one that the Mariners likely won’t squander, yesterday’s loss was still pretty brutal, which gives Mariners fans a whole host of reasons to be upset entering today.
You never want to say that you blew an 11-2 lead, especially to a team already out of postseason contention.
A lot of it can be chalked up to baseball being the weird and crazy game that it is, a game where the gods do some strange things.
But that’s a brutal loss for the Mariners if there ever was one and is somewhat of a deflater.
Fortunately, it doesn’t really hurt their playoff chances, but it doesn’t take the sting out of yesterday’s defeat.
Mariners fans have dealt with a ton of heartache over the years, much of which centers around the fact that they have yet to reach the postseason since 2001.
That’s likely to change this year.
Seattle will open up a three-game series with the Texas Rangers starting on Tuesday, so they’ll have a chance to put yesterday behind them.
But if you see a Mariners fan this morning, you might want to give them a hug and tell them everything’s going to be okay.