Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Sep 20, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) celebrates his three-run home run with third baseman Kyle Seager (15) against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners are not going to make the playoffs in 2015. It’s sad to admit, but the Mariners simply have not played well enough to warrant their first postseason birth in nearly 15 years. However, now that the pressure is off, the M’s are finally starting to play up to their ability.

Seattle opened the week taking two of three against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. The Mariners followed up by winning two of three versus the Texas Rangers this weekend. The M’s finished the week with a 4-2 record.

The hitting has been strong for a while now, but the pitching finally caught up this past week. The Mariners plated an average of 4.83 runs per game, and allowed just 3 runs per game.

The Mariners Weekly Rundown is an opportunity to focus on individuals who stood out this past week. I will highlight a few players who excelled, and a few who struggled.

We will begin the list with Ketel Marte, who had a huge week for Seattle hitting out of the leadoff spot.

Next: The Ketel is Boiling