Sep 6, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen (54) celebrates with catcher Jesus Sucre (2) after the win against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
This past week has arguably been the best of the season for the Seattle Mariners and their fans. The week started slow, as the Mariners lost in Houston against the Astros on Monday. However, Seattle bounced right back, and reeled off a season high, five consecutive victories. The M’s ended the week on a high point, as they swept the A’s in Oakland for the first time since April 2009.
The Mariners were an offensive juggernaut this past week, averaging 6.67 runs per game. Pitching has been the problem as of late, and that trend continued this week. The M’s allowed an average of 4.83 runs per game.
Typically, this article attempts to highlight a few players who are hot and a few that are not. However, the Mariners have been so good this week that I will just focus on which players are doing well.
Let’s start with Logan Morrison, who is off to a torrid start in September.