After an unforgettable 2-5 homestand the Seattle Mariners are hoping a few games on the road will give them a chance to regroup. I would say be careful what you hope and ask for Mariners. More on that in a moment.
The horrendous homestand saw the Mariners win one game against the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies to keep from being swept and save some face. With a disappointing 14-18 season record the Mariners now embark on a brutal road trip in which they will play ten games in ten days. Three against the Mets, three against the Blue Jays, and four at Boston.
HITTING HERE AND THERE
The Mariners had some bright spots during the homestand, but they were few and sporadic negating the chance of building moment in the five defeats. The bright spots were the hitting of Ty France, Adam Frazier, and Julio Rodriguez. France recorded his 11th multi-hit game in Wednesday’s loss. The effort tied France for third in the American League behind Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox and Wander Franco of the Rays who are tied with 12 apiece.
Rodriguez singled home a run-on Wednesday his 11th of the season and that effort has him third in the AL among rookies trailing g Jeremy Pena ( 17) and Steven Kwan (13). Frazier recorded his 8th double of the season on Wednesday and saw his home hitting percentage balloon to .364. His away percentage is paltry. 175. If the Mariners are to climb out of this funk, they will need to pick themselves off the canvas with no questions or hesitation according to Manager Scott Servais
MARINERS’ PROBABLE PITCHING LINEUP