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Yankees 1, Mariners 7: Slumping offense still slumping

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees got an early run off a Brett Gardner solo home run, but then the offense completely fell asleep. The Mariners' offense, however, did not. It isn't as though the Yankees didn't have their chances, because they certainly did, they were just never able to push runs across.

Luis Severino was alright but not great, surrendering eight hits and four runs in 5.2 innings. It seems to be a trend that Yankee starters, save for rare exceptions by Nathan Eovaldi and CC Sabathia, just aren't pitching deep into games. That's taxing the bullpen early in the season, and hopefully it's a trend that will end soon.

A two-run shot by Chris Ianetta was the biggest blast for the Mariners. It turned a tie game into a two-run Seattle advantage. The Yankees never managed to catch up from there, even after loading the bases and, inexplicably, getting to face Vidal Nuno in that situation. Mark Teixeira was at the plate, which is almost as good as it gets for New York, but he weakly grounded out to squash that threat as well.

To make matters worse, the Mariners allowed the Yankees another shot at Nuno after his one-out performance. They went down 1-2-3 to prove that absolutely nothing is fair when it comes to baseball.

Scoring one run isn't the way to win the vast majority of baseball games. There is a lot of room for improvement, and it is still just April 15th. That doesn't make games like this less frustrating, but so it goes.

Back at it tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully the offense decides to show up too.