L, followed by a W, followed by an L. Thank goodness the Mariners are members of the AL West (the division that doesn't really care). The good news is that despite their inconsistent play, the Mariners are still right in the middle of the pennant race. There have certainly been some signs lately that the offense is starting to come alive. The pitching has, for the most part, been quite good. Defense is almost always a given with this team. Aside from the very odd composition of the bench (and even odder still, how those bench players are used - or not), things are not bad. On to the Twin Cities!