The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Late Afternoon

Hi56° Scattered Showers

Tonight

Lo45° Scattered Showers

Sunday

Hi59° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo39° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi55° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo43° Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi54° Rain Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday

Hi59° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Mostly Cloudy

Commentary: M’s games against A’s will be a midterm exam

Send to Kindle
Print This

On the Mariners’ huge-o-meter — a very scientific measuring tool, by the way — this three-game series against the Oakland Athletics ranks as hilariously gigantic.

It’s laughable because, over the past decade, the Mariners have played so few important summertime games. It’s easy to get carried away over a July matchup featuring a playoff position-jockeying M’s squad against the best team in baseball. The season is still less than 60 percent complete, which is plenty of time for a collapse. But this feels like a mid-September type of challenge, even though the Mariners have struggled over the past week.

View my optionsorSign in