- Seattle is 53-57, 6.5 games behind Oakland in last place of the AL West, after being swept in 3 straight at home against the A’s. This was the 6th time this season that the Mariners have been swept. They swept 4 series from other teams.
- The folks at U.S.S. Mariner believe this sweep may have cost the M’s any realistic shot at the playoff, and we have to agree.
- In an era where coddling a starting pitcher has become an artform, the Mariners have only used 5 starting pitchers this season. In other words, none of their starting pitchers have missed a start. On the other hand, the Rays have had 11 different pitchers start a game this season.
- On 37 occasions this season, the Rays have lost a game in which they held the lead, attesting to the miserable performance of the bullpen. If the Rays had won just 10 of those games, their record would be 57-55, just 2 games behind the Blue Jays for 3rd place in the division.
Monday, 10:05 et
Devil Rays Tim Corcoran, RHP (4-2, 3.54)
Seattle Jamie Moyer, LHP (6-10, 4.15)
Tuesday, 10:05 et
Devil Rays Jae Seo, RHP (2-9, 5.71)
Seattle Felix Hernandex, RHP (10-9, 4.49)
Wednesday, 4:35 et
Devil Rays James Shields, RHP (4-5, 5.28)
Seattle Jarrod Washburn, LHP (5-11, 4.47)