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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mariners lose 16th in a row with little suspense

What are you talking about? There was a lot of suspense! Do the Mariners lose by 5 runs? 6?

Seattle loses 10-3 and drops No. 16 in a row. That ties the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers for the eighth longest streak in baseball history (seventh-longest if you go 1900 and later) and leaves them one away from the 1962 New York Mets at 17 in a row.

The George Sherrill Selection Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:21 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:46 AM (#3885477)
Have you ever had two friends who were dating, and then they broke up, but instead of having it be a couple of weeks of unpleasantness and then everybody trying to get on with their lives, it was like cinematic slo-mo mutual destruction for months?

That's what every Mariners season is like anymore.
   2. Shock Posted: July 26, 2011 at 06:19 AM (#3885517)
Holy Jesus on a stick with mustard. Sixteen?!?! This has somehow flown completely under my radar. I thought they were having an OK year.

I just looked at the standings...Mariners have lost 16 in a row, Pirates are in first place...wtf??
   3. Walt Davis Posted: July 26, 2011 at 06:20 AM (#3885518)
That ties the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers for the eighth longest streak in baseball history (seventh-longest if you go 1900 and later) and leaves them one away from the 1962 New York Mets at 17 in a row.

C'mon now, the snark is so obvious it should have been snarked by now ...
   4. Shock Posted: July 26, 2011 at 06:28 AM (#3885521)

C'mon now, the snark is so obvious it should have been snarked by now ...


I refuse.
   5. cabintwelve Posted: July 26, 2011 at 06:33 AM (#3885524)
Fister v. Sabathia tomorrow.
   6. Boxkutter Posted: July 26, 2011 at 06:53 AM (#3885532)
As a Mariner fan, I have to admit that I am enjoying this a little. We haven't been relevant for so long, this streak is actually bringing the team a little (in)fame(y).
   7. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 26, 2011 at 07:12 AM (#3885535)
I thought they were having an OK year.

They were. They are now 16 games under .500.
   8. RollingWave Posted: July 26, 2011 at 07:56 AM (#3885541)
Don't worry, the Yankees are the king of ending (other ppl's) losing streaks.

I must say, the 4th inning in today's game kinda summed up the streak so far, bad play with a lot of bad luck as well, the Yankees hit like one ball hard the whole inning and scored 5 runs on a blown call and 2 errors and gazillion bloopers . OUCH.
   9. Curse of the Andino Posted: July 26, 2011 at 08:11 AM (#3885543)
And poor Dave Cameron.

/Do the Ms play the O's any time soon?
   10. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: July 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM (#3885560)
Fister v. Sabathia tomorrow.


I guess every starting pitcher has his own unique game-day routine.
   11. base ball chick Posted: July 26, 2011 at 12:07 PM (#3885569)
Mostly Harmonless (Voxter) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 01:46 AM (#3885477)

Have you ever had two friends who were dating, and then they broke up, but instead of having it be a couple of weeks of unpleasantness and then everybody trying to get on with their lives, it was like cinematic slo-mo mutual destruction for months?

That's what every
Mariners astros season is like anymore.

it's so unfair - when the astros were GOOD didn't nobody pay attention because there was sosa mcgwire in the 90s and the (swear words) yankees/redsox in 04/05

now that we are in a year of epic suckage, the mariners are stealing our headlines.

i see that this team is going to have to go for the mets '62 record to get ANY face
   12. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: July 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM (#3885573)
I just looked at the standings...Mariners have lost 16 in a row, Pirates are in first place...wtf??

This seems to be saying that the normal roles of these two teams have been reversed this year. As though the Mariners are usually in first place.
   13. Dan In Toronto Posted: July 26, 2011 at 12:21 PM (#3885575)
As they say, baseball games aren't played on paper. But, on paper, the Mariners chances tonight vs CC look pretty poor.
Vegas has the Yankees at -320. I took a peek at the M's schedule. After the Yankees, they play the Rays. If Seattle doesn't win this week, they'd be facing Oakland for the "record" (23 losse: 1961 Phils; 24 losses: 1899 Spiders).
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM (#3885583)
C'mon now, the snark is so obvious it should have been snarked by now ...

OK, what would it take for the Mariners to have the sixth longest losing streak in MLB history?
   15. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: July 26, 2011 at 01:23 PM (#3885607)
I think it's terribly unfair that the Mariners are getting so much attention when the Orioles have been equally embarrassing and just had a very similar tailspin.
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 02:00 PM (#3885631)

That ties the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers for the eighth longest streak in baseball history (seventh-longest if you go 1900 and later) and leaves them one away from the 1962 New York Mets at 17 in a row.


I have it as tied for the 13th longest streak since 1900.

1. '61 Phillies - 23
2. '88 Orioles - 21
3. '69 Expos - 20
4. '43 Athletics - 20
5. '05 Royals - 19
5. '75 Tigers - 19
7. '48 Senators - 18
7. '59 Senators - 18
7. '20 Athletics - 18
10.'77 Braves - 17
10.'62 Mets - 17
10.'26 Red Sox - 17
13.'11 Mariners - 16
13.'96 Cubs - 16
13.'44 Dodgers - 16
13.'37 Reds - 16
   17. Don Lock Posted: July 26, 2011 at 02:30 PM (#3885663)
What really hurts is that Seattle has lost 16 in a row and still have a better record than the Orioles. .422 to .408.

Also interesting is that Eric Wedge and Buck Showalter were the finalists for the Orioles job. Both teams had pretty good starts in April and then bottomed out lately. The two new guys, seasoned leaders both, have been able to do little to stop the hemorrhaging.
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 26, 2011 at 02:36 PM (#3885667)
#16, is there a webpage that has a list like that?
   19. PreservedFish Posted: July 26, 2011 at 02:43 PM (#3885676)
5. '05 Royals - 19
5. '75 Tigers - 19
7. '48 Senators - 18
7. '59 Senators - 18
7. '20 Athletics - 18


The gods have conspired to steal our joke from us.
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 02:44 PM (#3885677)
I found it on BBRef's streak page.
   21. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 26, 2011 at 03:29 PM (#3885703)
I have it as tied for the 13th longest streak since 1900.

1. '61 Phillies - 23
2. '88 Orioles - 21
3. '69 Expos - 20
4. '43 Athletics - 20
5. '05 Royals - 19
5. '75 Tigers - 19
7. '48 Senators - 18
7. '59 Senators - 18
7. '20 Athletics - 18
10.'77 Braves - 17
10.'62 Mets - 17
10.'26 Red Sox - 17
13.'11 Mariners - 16
13.'96 Cubs - 16
13.'44 Dodgers - 16
13.'37 Reds - 16


I don't think the '96 Cubs lost 16 games in a row. Perhaps you meant the '97 Cubs, who started 0-14.

I remember getting caught up in the '05 Royals' chase for history and getting mildly upset when they finally halted the losing streak. They couldn't even be the best losers, I thought.
   22. Cblau Posted: July 26, 2011 at 10:17 PM (#3885923)
There was more than one team prior to 1900 with a 16+ game losing streak as well. Just off the top of my head, the 1899 Spiders had a 16 and a 24 game losing streak (and that's just in September), the 1889 Colonels had the record 26 game streak, and the 1890 Athletics lost their last 22 games.
   23. Cblau Posted: July 26, 2011 at 10:24 PM (#3885926)
The 1996 Cubs lost their last two games, so combined with the 14 losses at the beginning of 1997 makes for a 16-game streak.

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