Just about three weeks ago, the Seattle Mariners were sitting at 43-43, a mere couple games behind the Texas Rangers for the division lead in a closely contested AL West. Fast forwarding back to the present, we find these same M's in a much different spot—the basement of the division, with one of the worst records in the American League at 44-60, 15 games out of the lead and precisely where most of the experts expected this first-half surprise team to be at this point in the season.
Granted, the Rangers have been almost unbeatable the past few weeks, but to drop into obscurity as quickly as Seattle has takes much more than an opponent getting hot. It requires a losing streak—one of epic proportions. The following slideshow will revisit the franchise's top losing streak (and one of the longest of all time, for that matter) in game-by-game fashion.