Game 73, Mariners at Brewers
Rowland-Smith vs Bush, 5:10 pm.
Today, Jack Z told Ken Rosenthal that he wasn’t yet ready to throw in the towel, because the pitching is too good to give up. The pitching is good, but the Mariners are 14 games out of first place, and are now chasing a team with the second best record in baseball. If the Rangers play .500 ball the rest of the way, they’ll win 89 games. For the Mariners to win 90 and beat them out, they would have to go 60-30 the rest of the way. No pitching staff is good enough to carry this roster to a .667 winning percentage for three months.
I can understand the reluctance to give up when the team is playing well, but the season is over. Throw in the towel, Jack. Play for the future – it’s all we have left at this point.
Jack Wilson, SS