The Mariners are playing their best baseball of the 2016 season right now.
The Seattle Mariners recovered from being swept by the Los Angeles Angels by winning 5 of 6 on the road this past week, including their last 4 games. The Mariners remain in first place in the American League West, 1.5 games up on the Texas Rangers. Most impressive of all, the M’s currently boast a season high 71.9% chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs.
The week began with the Mariners embarrassing the Baltimore Orioles, winning 10-0 in the series opener. The O’s evened the series with a 5-2 win, but the Mariners won the finale to take the 3-game set. Next, the M’s walked all over the Cincinnati Reds, sweeping the 3-game weekend set at Great American Ball Park.
Seattle won in every way possible this past week. They won with home runs, they won with small ball, they won with pitching and they won with defense. Overall, the Mariners scored 6 runs per game and surrendered just 2.33 runs per game. Based on these numbers and the fact the M’s went 5-1, Seattle is playing their best ball of the season right now.
Today we will discuss which payers were hot this week, and which players struggled to produce. Obviously, the scale is slightly lopsided in the “hot” department and I doubt many fans will complain about that.
We will begin by discussing the remarkable week Leonys Martin had.
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