I knew this road trip was going to be tough. However, the M's need to learn how to finish a season. The only regular season they "finished" was in '95 and that came down to a single game playoff. You could say that 2001 was also a "finishing" year, but to win 116 games and not make the World Series is a bit embarrassing.
How bad have the M's, and particular the bullpen, blown it recently? They have lost 11 of their last 12 and are falling out of Wild card contention. They are putting themselves in a position with little to no recovery.