Mariners Perfectly Pathetic in Historic Loss to White Sox

Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in Major League history. Does it still count if it happened against the Mariners?

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…

 

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