Yet another loss to the Mariners
It wasn’t supposed to end like this.
The Oakland A’s were officially eliminated from postseason contention on Wednesday, in a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The defeat sealed a sweep at T-Mobile Park, and it was the 12th straight time the A’s have lost to the Mariners dating back to July.
We had such high hopes entering the season, coming off three straight trips to the playoffs in 2018-20. But Oakland will fall just barely short this year, and it doesn’t help that they lost 15 of their 19 meetings with Seattle including seven in the past 10 days.
Tonight was more of what we’ve seen so much of lately. The lineup only scored on solo homers. The starting pitcher was good, but the bullpen couldn’t hold a tie in the late innings. There was no A’s comeback at the end.
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Mark Canha: “We expected to make the postseason this year and not making it is a disappointment.”
On what went wrong: “We didn’t baseball well.”
— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) September 30, 2021