After suffering through an 8-game losing streak, the Seattle Mariners have bounced back and took two from the Rangers and then two games from the Yankees. And through twenty seven games this season I can’t get a beat on this team. But I think that is the sort of team we will end up seeing going forward.
The big signings over the winter has made them a dangerous team but they had a long way to go from last year. They will be a team that goes cold sometimes but also a team that can play with the best of them. The key for them will be making quick adjustments so they don’t run into more 8-game losing streaks.
Something we can expect from this team is for its pitching to improve with the return of injured players. Hisashi Iwakuma will make his return tonight after he missed the beginning of the season with a finger injury. James Paxton had a great first start and was still pitching well in his second when an injury prevented him from continuing. He as well as Taijuan Walker experienced setbacks during their rehabs but appear to be on the right track back.
A good rotation will be helpful in preventing another lengthy losing streak but consistent hitting will also be necessary. After a rough start Kyle Seager is heating up and Robinson Cano is someone you can always count on. If the rest of the lineup can find consistency they will be in good position to be more competitive in a tough division.
If they find consistency they could make a nice run in the division. Until that point, I think we can expect to them going hot and cold. It will be interesting how this season plays out for the Mariners, they are definitely a team with potential but it will be on them to perform.
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