Jun 5, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) reacts to grounding out with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning while Tampa Bay Rays catcher Bobby Wilson (46) looks on at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to another edition of the Mariners Market, and I’m incredibly sorry for those who are deeply invested in this market like I am myself. I deem this week to be the Great Depression of the Mariners Market, as the M’s have just about crashed. But hey, I guess the good news is that it can only go up from here? Heck, who knows, but for all those who bought into this team in the off-season like I did, they, like me, are paying the price now.
The Mariners had one of the most disappointing weeks that I can recall in quite some time, not only because of their performance, but the magnitude of this week if they wanted to turn it around. They finished off this abysmal week by going 1-6, getting swept by the Yankees and salvaging one of four against the Tampa Bay Rays thanks to Felix Hernandez and Austin Jackson.
I could make you relive this week, but in order for me to do that, I’d have to relive it and I just simply don’t want to. So instead, I’ll give you a couple nuggets from this past week that summarizes their issues.
In the last seven days, the M’s have taken over or kept last place in these statistical categories:
Only 195 runs scored and 181 RBIs (AL)
A batting average (.212) and on base percentage (.301) with runners in scoring position (AL)
Only 130 runs scored with runners in scoring position (MLB)
Only 150 total bases with runners in scoring position (AL)
Only 117 RBIs with Runners in scoring position (MLB, next worst is Philadelphia with 134)
Simply put, this team can’t hit. But, without any further wait, I’ll get to the individual performances in the past week, including who’s hot and who’s not, as well as a move I would love to see the Mariners make.
Next: Austin Jackson