The Seattle Mariners lost to the Oakland A’s Thursday night 3-1. Felix Hernandez went five and one-third innings giving up the three runs.
It was like so many games Felix pitched where the offense decided not to show up for the game. I predicted the home run by Matt Chapman in the second inning right after Marcus Semien walked on a swing I believed should have been strike three. It has happen many a time a batter was called out on a swing like that.
In the bottom of the 5th inning though Dylan Moore made a spectacular catch with the bases loaded to end the inning. Felix had thrown already one hundred pitches so it was fitting Servais came out in the sixth inning to take Felix out of the game after the first out.
The Mariners only run came in the 5th inning when Kyle Seager had a single then came home on an Austin Nola double. The rest of the night it felt like the players were just like the fans there to see the final chapter of Felix Hernandez. There was no energy at all from the hitters.
It was fitting two of the four hits the Mariners had on the night were from Kyle Seager who will probably be the only remaining Mariner next season when Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais came in. The one other hit besides Seager’s two, Nola’s double was a single by Domingo Santana.
I do hope the Mariners offense does come alive for the final three games on the season. Justus Sheffield starts Friday night followed by Marco Gonzales on Saturday, and Justin Dunn will start the final game of the season Sunday afternoon. Go M’s.