Mariners hear boos from home crowd amid another poor performance
It is not a very fun time to be a Seattle Mariners fan right now.
The Mariners, losers of four of their last five games and 12 of their last 15, put together another subpar showing on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, falling behind by ten runs before the sixth inning. As Seattle outfielder Mallex Smith lost track of an Albert Pujols fly ball in the sun, the home crowd started pelting boos on their team, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.
There are many boos as Mallex Smith can't track Pujols' fly ball in the sun. It bounces over the wall for a two-run double. It's now 12-2.
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 2, 2019
After winning 89 games last season, the Mariners have fallen off a cliff in 2019 and are now in the American League West cellar at 25-36. The teamwide fire sale obviously hasn’t helped either with management trading away the likes of James Paxton, Mike Zunino, Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Ben Gamel, Carlos Santana, Jean Segura, and now Jay Bruce in just the last six months alone.
The Seattle players who remain don’t seem all too happy either, as it is obvious that the franchise is at or near rock bottom right about now.