Logan Morrison Shining Bright For Mariners In Dark Times

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The Mariners have been riding the struggle bus down the stretch. The offense isn’t there, and the pitching that had saved them so many times before wasn’t enough and had its own issues. The Mariners very real playoff dream has turned into a vague nightmare here in the last two weeks.

The dream is not completely gone though. And while the team effort has been there this whole year, one player in particular has been a crutch while they limp to the finish line.

Logan Morrison has been on his game in September seeming to want the playoffs that much more. Since September 14th he has hit safely in 11 of 12 games which included some big homeruns to give the team crucial wins. He has been a driving force in the lineup when everyone seemed to be having such difficulty.

One game at the beginning of the season may seem like no big deal. In the final days of September baseball every game seems like a playoff game. And that really is what they are working with at the moment. If they lose just one of these next two, their season is over. They also need a lot of help from Texas.

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That’s why having someone step up like Morrison has done is so big for a team struggling but he can’t do this on his own. As good as he has been, he has only driven in 7 RBIs during this hot stretch.

Having 7  RBIs in 12 games is nothing to laugh at but with him hitting .375 during that time you would hope more runners could have been on base for him. In fact, all RBIs he earned came from his own homeruns. Luckily, only one of those was a solo shot.

But none of his other hits were able to have the luxury of having runners score. His hits did not go completely unused as he also crossed the plate himself 9 times. With few other hitters stepping up at the time Morrison has saved the season…for now.

With the season hanging on by a thread its easy to give Morrison the MVP of these last two weeks. We can only hope the magic continues tonight. Go Mariners! And it feels weird but, go Rangers.

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