The Mariners got a much-needed win on Monday night vs. the A’s. But before the game Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone recapped what was a miserable road trip for the Mariners. It was continuance of a regression from a 13-2 record to below .500. Should this have been expected in a “step back” season? How much did the hot start change people’s expectations for this season and this team? Will they ever get back over .500 again?
The discussion later turns to Felix Hernandez and his recent trip to the injured list and what his future will be with the team going forward.