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G57: Rangers drop third of four in Seattle, 11-6

I missed almost all of this game, because I was busy with church activities, and when I did sit down to watch the game, I promptly fell asleep on the sofa. Twice. So I missed most of this, but from what little I did see, it was… aw hell, we stunk up the joint again.
It looked OK early, but that was in the first couple of innings when it was 1-1. I fell asleep, and when I woke up, we were losing 6-4. It had the same kind of feel that Saturday’s game had. Got behind, caught right up, didn’t feel too bad. Only down two.
Then in the sixth, not only did the wheels fall off, but the wheels rolled off into the lake next to the road, an alligator ate them, and were never heard from ever again. We gave up another four runs in the bottom of the sixth, and while we picked up two more in the top of the eighth, it didn’t feel like we had anything in us.
EXCEPT for Victor Diaz. I almost titled this entry “The Mariners beat Victor Diaz on Sunday”, but decided not to. I did see Diaz’ three run home run (that’s right, fell asleep right after that), along the way to five RBI in all. Diaz is batting 297 now with 7 home runs and 16 RBI in limited duty. I wonder if he’ll get a longer look now, especially since Nelson Cruz seems to have gone into the hopper. While I don’t think anyone is clamoring for the return of Kevin Mench or Laynce Nix, I bet most people still think trading Coco was a mistake. Oh well, at least Carlos Lee is doing well in Houston – D’oh!
The best news about tomorrow’s day off is that we can’t lose the game. Not that it would matter – a quick glance at the standings as I write this shows we again have the worst record in major league baseball. We’re #30! We’re #30!
Since we’re leaving Seattle, I thought this might be a good time to show this video clip which Ranger TV fans should recognize. I think you may have seen it. :)