Mariners Weekly Rundown: Tough Times have Returned to Seattle
Iannetta is the M’s Unlikely Hero
Chris Iannetta has been mired in a deep slump for much of the last two months, but he broke out in a big way this week. The Mariners backstop hit .333 with 1 double, 2 homers and a team high, 5 RBI across 5 games. Iannetta registered a .444 on base percentage and slugged .800 through 25 at bats. He also had a respectable 4:2 strikeout to walk ratio.
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The 33-year-old has not torn the cover off the ball during his first season in Seattle, but he has done a lot of good things for the Mariners. Iannetta’s .233 batting average leaves something to be desired, but his .332 on base percentage is a really solid number. He has also slugged 6 round trippers and driven in 17 runs across 50 games.