WYMAN AND BOB

Mariners Breakdown: Reconciling painful collapse with playoffs in grasp

Sep 26, 2022, 5:37 PM

Losses don’t get much worse than the Mariners’ on Sunday.

In need of ending a tough road trip on a positive note, the Mariners went the wrong way. After an eight-run inning helped build a comfortable nine-run lead, Seattle let the Kansas City Royals strike for 11 runs in the sixth frame alone to take the game 13-12.

M’s blow nine-run lead, KC scores 11 in sixth for 13-12 win

If you ask Bob Stelton of Seattle Sports’ Wyman and Bob, losses simply don’t get any worse than that. At least not in Mariners history.

After Sunday’s game, Stelton called it the worst loss in a single game the M’s have ever endured as a franchise. On Monday, he explained why he feels that way in his latest Mariners breakdown video.

We don’t dwell on just that in the weekly installment, which you can watch at this link or in the video player at the top of this post. Bob also shares his biggest concerns coming into a three-series homestand to finish off the regular season, how he feels about starting pitcher Luis Castillo signing to a big extension with the team, and his comfort level with the Mariners’ magic number to clinch their first playoff spot since 2001 sitting at six with 10 games to go.

Subscribe to the Seattle Sports YouTube channel here to make sure you never miss a new video, and check out more M’s coverage in the links below.

More on the Mariners from Seattle Sports

Drayer: What happened on M’s rough road trip, what’s next and injury updates
Fann: Fair or not, players carry burden of M’s playoff drought
Where Mariners’ quest for playoff spot stands after collapse in KC
Robbie Ray wins anthem ‘standoff’ for Mariners, gets tossed for efforts

Wyman & Bob

Wyman and Bob

Mariners Gleyber Torres...
Brandon Gustafson

Mariners Hot Stove Hype: Yankees trade chip 2B Torres, FA OF Benintendi

What should Mariners fans know about reported trade target Gleyber Torres of the Yankees? The Ringer's John Jastremski told Wyman & Bob.
3 days ago
Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brandon Gustafson

Morosi: Haniger’s future, how 2 big names leaving their teams benefits Mariners

MLB Network's Jon Morosi joined Wyman & Bob to discuss Mitch Haniger's future and why the door may be opening for the Mariners in the AL.
3 days ago
Mariners Trea Turner...
Brandon Gustafson

Morosi: Why Mariners will be patient with addressing middle infield

The Mariners need a middle IF, and Jon Morosi thinks they'll get a notable one. He just thinks they'll wait it out, and for good reason.
4 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Moyer: One way Seahawks can open pass game up more for Geno

Seahawks analyst and former NFL safety Paul Moyer sees a small issue QB Geno Smith is minimizing for Seattle but could be big if shored up.
4 days ago
Mariners offseason Jurickson Profar...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Hot Stove Hype: Close look at free agents Profar, Myers

Padres broadcaster Jesse Agler joined Wyman and Bob to share insight on some free agents from San Diego that could be relevant to the Mariners.
4 days ago
Mariners Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Big question Mariners have to answer: Where does Julio Rodríguez hit?

Julio Rodríguez eventually settled in as leadoff hitter for the Mariners in 2022, but will that change in 2023 -- and should it? Shannon Drayer and Ryan Rowland-Smith discuss.
6 days ago
Mariners Breakdown: Reconciling painful collapse with playoffs in grasp