Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
May 16, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Brad Miller (5) is congratulated by his teammates after hitting his second solo home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Mariners Market, where once a week I will give a brief overview on how the Mariners have played in the past week, as well as who’s stock has been rising, and who’s has been falling. Also I will discuss a move that I would like to see happen, either between the Mariners and one of their affiliates, or between the Mariners and another organization.
The Mariners had played some good baseball earlier in the week, finishing the sweep of the Oakland A’s. Anytime you can sweep an inner division opponent, you should feel good about yourself. They then split with the hot hitting Padres, an outcome that most Mariners fans would find acceptable. Then, the Boston Red Sox came to town, where they split a four games series. A split with the Red Sox isn’t a bad result, and finishing the home stand at 6-3 is another positive. But, it could have been all that much better if the Mariners ace and previously unbeaten Felix Hernandez could have pulled out game three of the four games series against the Red Sox. Overall, the Mariners finish the past week at 4-3, and while you would’ve liked for King Felix and the rest of the bunch to get the win Saturday night, considering the teams they’ve faced this week, I would deem this a successful week and home stand.
That being said, the Mariners Market is all about individual performances, and in this slideshow I will look into who’s been hot for the Mariners in the past week, and who has not.
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