Game 135, Mariners at Blue Jays
10:07 again, Weaver v Burnett. M’s roll out the standard lineup with Broussard.
Since the 25th, the M’s odds of making the playoffs, as calculated at Baseball Prospectus, have almost been snuffed. We all knew the series against the Angels was critical to their hopes of winning the division, but the wild card’s rapidly slipping away, too.
Division chances went from 29.6% on August 25th to today’s 2%
Wild card chances went from 30% on August 24th to today’s 10%
It’s possible they can come back from this, but they’ve got to win, and win, and win. When Ramirez lost, some people said he pitched well enough that he deserved the win, but that’s got to be Batista yesterday, and it wasn’t enough. We need Good Weaver today, with the good offense, because there isn’t time left to keep losing.