For the second night in a row, the Seattle Mariners bats went cold, despite jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead in the second inning, in a 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX on Wednesday night (Aug. 12) to hit the 1/3 pole of the truncated 60-game Major League Baseball season with a 7-13 record.

The Mariners have their first day off after opening the season by playing 20 consecutive games.

Daniel Vogelbach launched a 441-foot two-run homer, just the second of the year for the 2019 All-Star, to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Nola also homered in the inning for Seattle.

The Mariners bullpen, an Achilles Heel so far in 2020, could not protect the lead and spoiled a fine starting performance by Taijuan Walker. Walker went 6 innings allowing just one earned run before the Mariner relief corps gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning.

So, what can be taken away by this extremely young Mariners club at the 1/3 mark of the year? Mariners.com beat writer Greg Johns answers some of those questions in this piece.

Here are some images from Wednesday night's action.

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