Mariners Season Ends With No Postseason
SEATTLE, Wa - In 2001 the Seattle Mariners won 116 games, tied with the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the most wins ever in a regular season. The M's lost to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series and have not been to the playoffs since.
Unfortunately for the Mariners and their fans they will have to wait one more year after being eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend.
The M's were in the American League Wild Card race until Saturday night's loss to Oakland ended any hopes of a 2016 playoff run.
Seattle's season came to an end on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Oakland.
Overall it was a good season for the Mariners finishing with the season at 86-76, finishing a season 10 games over .500 for just the ninth time in franchise history.
This should give the M's plenty of reasons to be optimistic about 2017.
But, that stretch to the finish was definitely a gut wrencher and Mariners' skipper Scott Servais agrees.
"It took a lot out of everybody, physically and emotionally," Servais said. "We hung in there (and) I would have loved to have seen that ball go over the fence for Kyle Seager; kind of a microcosm of our season, so close."
Seattle finished the season in second place in the AL West, nine games behind division champion Texas.
The Mariners tentative 2017 schedule has them opening the season on the road on April 3 at Houston with their home opener on April 10 against Houston.