Mariners Analysis

Friday, August 31, 2007

Not much more to say

Last nights game was a terrible way to lengthen a losing streak, with White walking two consecutive batters in the bottom of the 9th inning and losing the game.

Sure, we could all scream about JJ Putz not pitching in a week and Rick White suddenly being asked to succeed in critical situations night after night. But what good would it do?

There are times for healthy debate. Like how to deal with Ibanez with Jones needing playing time. Or figuring out what to do with Lopez.

But there is no debate needed right now. Only a fool would defend John McLaren as a major league manager.

The team needed to win yesterday, and didn't. They needed to not get swept by the Angels. Now the M's are behind the surging Yankees and have no shot at catching the Angels.

We just lost October.

Not much more to say.