After winning a great series against the Phillies, the Mariners come out swinging against the Nats. And by swinging, I mean clumping together a couple singles with a few FCs to score 5 runs. Regardless, they scored 5 runs, which is a lot by Seattle standards. Fister goes 8 and was destined to get his first win since May and everyone was happy. Until.... the 9th. League started to have one of those innings and then I haven't seen the replay, but it sounds like he was hurt on a come backer. So then Pauley comes in. The man with the great ERA, but no one really knows how he is doing it. The result. 5 runs scored in the bottom of the ninth, with the last 3 coming on a 3 run shot by Ramos, to end the game.
I mean it is tough to go back, but why couldn't Fister come back out to try to finish the game. I think he was only at about 100 pitches. If he gets in any trouble you have League ready.
It is just depressing, a waste of a great outing by Fister and a nice output by the offense.