Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
A new look. A different pregame attitude. Same result. Â Seattle manager Eric Wedge was trying to keep things relaxed about an hour before the game, walking around and joking with some of his players and coaches.
He even went as far as shaving off his mustache following Saturday night’s loss. Â It didn’t help. Seattle set a franchise record with its 15th straight loss, falling 12-8 to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
“This is definitely frustrating,” said Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan, who hit a grand slam and drove in five runs. “There aren’t too many laughs now. There shouldn’t be. We battled today. We just couldn’t make up enough ground.
“Once again I don’t know what to say. It seems like once again it’s Ground Hog Day â€“ a lot of things have been going right and wrong. Pretty unbelievable.”
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in four runs and Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox.
The Mariners jumped ahead 2-0 in the first on Miguel Olivo’s two-run homer, but Boston answered with five runs against Michael Pineda (8-7) in the bottom of the inning.
“It’s frustrating, sure, but we’ve got a lot of baseball to play,” Wedge said. “We’re trying to get guys going in the right direction, but we’ve got to put it all together to get a win against the teams we’re playing now.”