It’s not surprising that the Mariners were on the wrong end of a perfect game on a sunny Saturday in Seattle.
It’s not surprising that a pitcher with 11 career wins went 27 up, 27 down against the Mariners.
It’s not even surprising that happened one night after the Mariners bullpen blew a near perfect game from Felix Hernandez.
It’s really just surprising it took so long.
Let’s not take anything away from Philip Humber’s performance; he was completely dominant from start to finish, as his nine swinging strikeouts would attest. Of course, he was also facing a team that ranked near the bottom of the league in OPS, batting average, and home runs, as it had also done the previous two seasons. Humber was a buzz-saw
Eric Wedge said early in the year that the Mariners were going to be an offensive team this season.
If only he knew how prophetic that statement truly was…