M’s suffer two embarrassing losses before finally winning one
The Seattle Mariners limped into park and found themselves shelled by a score of 9-0 over two games before finally pulling erupting to a brilliant performance in on Sunday to salvage at least one win. The M’s still stay dead last in the AL West race one game behind the Oakland Athletics and 13 behind the Houston Astros who are in 1st place.
May 26 @ Boston L 3 – 0
May 27 @ Boston L 6 – 0
May 28 @ Boston W 5 – 0
The trend that's spinning across the country comes to @SafecoField.
— Mariners (@Mariners) May 26, 2017
Heredia on fire
There is one player who cannot be to blame for the M’s recent issues. Off a 5 game hitting streak, M’s outfielder Guillermo Heredia is showing promise as a fulltime player. Heredia has been rewarding the M’s with effort and gritty play on defense while getting on base effectively. Heredia is batting .289 on the season with 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 92 plate appearances. It looks like the M”s have a keeper in the Cuban national.
Just the stats
The stats are not good folks. The Mariners at best have been mediocre in their stats. With a .246 batting average and 217 runs on the season they are ranked right in the middle of the MLB at 16th. Pitching however has been abominable with a 1.38 walks/hits per inning (20th), a 4.84 ERA (29th), and 73 home runs allowed (29th).
SSU Player of the Series
Chis Bergeman rebounded from a disastrous start 10 run horror show in Washington last week, and put in a 7 inning scoreless effort. He allowed a mere 4 hits and struck out 2. This performance matched a magnificent performance against he Oakland Athletics back on May 17th where he went 7 1/3 innings with 2 hits and zero runs. The former Colorado Rocky showed a lot of grit bouncing back when this team really needed him.
Next side up
The Mariners head to Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies. For a four game series.
|Ryan Weber||5/13||10-day-dl||Right biceps strain|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||5/6||10-day-dl||Right shoulder inflammation|
|Evan Marshall||5/5||60-day-dl||Strained right hamstring|
|James Paxton||5/2||10-day-dl||Strained left forearm|
|Mitch Haniger||4/25||10-day-dl||Strained right oblique|
|Evan Scribner||4/25||60-day-dl||Right flexor bundle strain|
|Felix Hernandez||4/25||10-day-dl||Right shoulder bursitis|
|Shae Simmons||3/30||60-day-dl||Flexor strain, right forearm|
|Shawn O’Malley||3/30||60-day-dl||Right shoulder tendinitis|
|Drew Smyly||3/29||60-day-dl||Left arm flexor strain|