We will not make the playoffs. We needed to win this home series against the Angels to prove to ourselves that we are capable of beating a team of their caliber. I hate to say it, but we failed. I am greatly disappointed to come to the realization that the M's will miss the playoffs. This series was the first time in a long time, my stomach was in knots. I knew the pressures that we had to face. I don't think I have said so many 4 letters words when watching this team fall apart tonight and be shut down by a confident Angle ball club.
I missed all the good action tonight, turning on my TV to see 1 out in the bottom of the 1st and a 5-0 lead. I said at that point "That is not enough of a cushion." Sadly, the Angels proved me correct. The M's, historically, have never given me a reason to have confidence in a 5-0 1st inning lead. When this series is over, we will be 5 games out of first and tied with the Yanks for the WC.
I am not sure if the rest of you that saw this game had this same feeling. When Mike pulled Santana out in the 1st, I knew the momentum changed right there. It was eerie.
I would not be so concerned if it was not for the fact that the teams we face on this upcoming road trip are all over .500.
I hate to sound like the Brooklyn Dodgers, but...wait until next year...No fat ladies yet, but we are getting close. I do hope the M's can pull a rabbit out of their hats on this road trip and prove me wrong.