M’s suffer two embarrassing losses before finally winning one

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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

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).

Date Opp AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG
‎May‎ ‎28 @BOS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .289
‎May‎ ‎27 @BOS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
‎May‎ ‎26 @BOS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
‎May‎ ‎25 @WAS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280
‎May‎ ‎24 @WAS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283

 

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.

Standings

 AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 35 16 .686 0.0
LA Angels 26 27 .491 10.0
Texas 25 26 .490 10.0
Oakland 22 27 .449 12.0
Seattle 22 29 .431 13.0

 

Injuries

Seattle Date Status Injury
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

 

Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

 

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