The Seattle Mariners have their backs up against the wall after going down 0-2 in the ALDS on Thursday. One play Seattle would like to have back occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning, when a mixu-up by second baseman Adam Frazier and centerfielder Julio Rodriguez allowed Jeremy Pena to reach base on a bloop single.
Pena then scored two pitches later on the go-ahead home run by Yordan Alvarez that ultimately was the deciding factor. After the game, Frazier explained how the blooper fell through.
Frazier admitted he thought he was going to make the play, but he then saw Rodriguez running at him and pulled up. The All-Star chalked it up to a communication issue and said they need to be a "little better" on that front.
Rodriguez looked on the bright side of the miscommunication, saying the outcome could've been much worse that just a single. He's happy neither player got hurt on what could've been a recipe for disaster.
Regardless of why it happened, the Mariners need to eliminate these kinds of mistakes if they're to pull off a comeback. Seattle is now down 0-2 after already blowing a 7-3 lead to open the ALDS.
Hopefully the day off allows this club to regroup in order to save off elimination at home. MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook peg Seattle as a slight -106 underdog ahead of Saturday's Game 3.
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