The Mariners are playing meaningful baseball late in the season and have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001. With this execution, though, they’d be lucky to hang with the Little League champs.
In the slapstick first inning of Sunday’s game against the Yankees, Seattle’s fielders combined for five errors and allowed six runs, much to the chagrin of starting pitcher Andrew Albers. The Mariners’ miscues were the most errors in an inning since the Chicago Cubs had five in 1977.
Take your pick on the best blooper, but there’s something great about that slow-motion moment when Kyle Seager just can’t get a solid grip on a grounder right to him. Poor guy.
“Maybe a lot of the players stayed up to watch the fight,” Yankees announcer Michael Kay joked while the team tried to sort out the damage with a meeting on the mound.
Seattle got back on track, I suppose, by not committing any more errors for the rest of the game. They finished with six hits, five errors, and lost 10-1. The team should try coaxing Tom Emanski out of retirement.