On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners lost a game they were winning by four runs in the eighth inning.
They have a very solid bullpen that ranked among the league leaders in stats like ERA and WAR (Wins Above Replacement), so everybody thought their lead would be safe.
However, men that don’t often miss did it miserably.
An inning later, in the ninth, Yordan Alvarez went yard with two on base to win the game for the Astros and complete the comeback attempt.
One would think that’s a crushing loss, and it was: there is actually no way to deny it.
However, it’s important for Seattle to move on quickly, because if they take the field thinking about how they could have been 1-0 and are instead 0-1, they won’t have the focus required to tie the series today.
Seattle Needs To Leave Tuesday In The Rearview Mirror
That psychological war is one their manager has to fight.
“Scott Servais: ‘Our team looks about as normal as they ever have coming into a game, and that’s not a surprise to me.’ #Mariners #SeaUsRise,” Alyssa Charlston, sports anchor and reporter for FOX 13 Seattle, tweeted after talking to the M’s skipper.
— Alyssa Charlston (@Alyssacharlston) October 13, 2022
Yes, the loss might be tough to swallow, but Servais needs to make sure his team leaves it behind.
It’s a new game on Thursday afternoon, and Seattle gets a renewed opportunity to steal a game at the Astros home.
The play ball voice is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET today.
Tuesday is in the past.