Mariners Game Recap: Boom Stick Explodes in Miracle Comeback
Apr 19, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (middle) takes a bow with Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) after hitting a three-run homer against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Safeco Field. Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right) also scored on the hit. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
3, 4 and 5 Hitters Dominate!
Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager combined to go 9 for 15 with 4 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 double, 2 home runs and 9 runs batted in. Those are murders row numbers, and the best middle of the order output in over a decade for Seattle.
Robinson Cano has put his 0-13 slump behind him, and today he was a key contributor in the M’s come from behind win. Cano went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored, an RBI and 2 walks. He hit the ball hard in every at bat, and worked the count beautifully. For the first time this season, the presence of Nelson Cruz hitting behind Robby allowed Cano to feast on quality pitches to hit. Cano is now hitting .280 on the season, and hopefully he can continue to mash against the Houston Astros this week.
I cannot remember the last time the Mariners had a player hotter than Nelson Cruz is right now. Cruz went 3 for 6 today, with a pair of home runs and 5 runs batted in. He is hitting .485 over his last 8 games, with 8 home runs and 14 RBI’s. He is well on his way to a historic season in the Emerald City. Cruz has lived up the hype thus far, and as of right now, he is the main reason the M’s are competitive right now.
Kyle Seager was an All Star last season, and he looked like an All Star on Sunday afternoon. It had been a relatively quiet start to the season for the Mariners’ third baseman, but he broke out in a big way this afternoon. Seags finished the day going 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. After today’s stellar showing Seager is hitting .283 on the season.
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