Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
By Ric Dickens
May 24, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) is congratulated by first baseman Logan Morrison (20) after hitting a home run in the second inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to week two of the Mariners Market, where I will be discussing what has been an up and down week for the Mariners, as well as discussing who has individually been hot and who has been cold.
The Mariners started off the week on a positive note, closing out the home stand with a shutout victory over the Boston Red Sox. It was a nice bit of momentum going into the road trip, and it has to be much nicer going into an off day after grabbing a victory the day before. They then went into Baltimore and lost two out of three, the only bright spot being Roenis Elias. Giving the Mariners credit where credit is due, they bounced back nicely in Toronto, taking the first two of the three game series. Unfortunately, they couldn’t quite finish the sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, as they were able to salvage the finale of the three game series.
The Mariners finished the week at 3-3, sitting shy of the .500 mark on the season at 20-23, and a full eight games back from the first place Houston Astros. The Mariners haven’t broken the .500 mark since they were 3-3 back on April 12th, and hopefully in the coming week they can get hot and reach that mark.
With that being said, and touching on the state of the Mariners a little bit, we’ll now get to who’s stock is on the rise, who’s is falling, and what move I would like to see the Mariners make next.
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