Oakland has lost 11 straight matchups
The Oakland A’s lost yet again to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, by a 4-2 score at T-Mobile Park. The A’s have now dropped 11 straight matchups with the division rival Mariners this year.
If Oakland had only split their season series with Seattle, with nine wins apiece, then the green-and-gold would be in the Second Wild Card position right now, and they’d be 2.5 behind the Astros for the AL West lead with three head-to-heads remaining. Instead they’ve lost 14 of 18 against the Mariners, helping bump the A’s from the division race entirely and putting them on the verge of mathematical elimination in the Wild Card.
Tonight, the lineup never got going. They scored the first run of the game in the 4th, but Seattle quickly answered back with two of their own, plus an insurance run in the 6th. The two clubs each scored once in the 7th, but the A’s weren’t able to mount and extended comeback rallies.
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Chris Bassitt: “Going into this year, I don’t know how many people on either team would have said the Mariners are better than us. But the game is proving otherwise.”
— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) September 29, 2021