Seattle Mariners 2013 Year In Review
By Dan Hughes
Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
The season kicked off and the Mariners had their only winning records of the season. Their 2-1 record on April 3 marked the last time they were in first place.
On April 9th, the Mariners lost to the Houston Astros 16-9 to fall to 4-5 on the season. They would never get back to .500 again.
On April 11th, the Mariners traded for Aaron Harang to “save their rotation“. Oh, if we only knew then what we know now. We could’ve called up Taijuan Walker or James Paxton earlier and spared us the disaster that was Harang.
By the end of the frustrating first month, the Mariners were 12-17, in 3rd place in the AL West and 6.5 games back of the Texas Rangers.
The month of May had some season-highs and lows.
On a good note, the team scored their most runs in one game this past season when they scored 12 against the New York Yankees on May 15th (tied it on July 21st).
On the low note, the team suffered through an 8-game losing streak – their longest of 2013 – May 17 through May 25.
By the end of the month, the Mariners were 24-31 (12-14 in May), were in 4th place and 10.5 games back of the Rangers.