Mariners Weekly Rundown: Tough Times have Returned to Seattle

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Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) looks as his helmet after it flew off his head while swinging at a pitch during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) looks as his helmet after it flew off his head while swinging at a pitch during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 19, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The Indians won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The Indians won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Seager Reverts Back to April Form

The past seven games have not been kind to the Mariners’ gold glove third baseman. Kyle Seager went 5 for 25 this week with 2 doubles, 1 home run and 3 RBI. Seager posted a .310 on base percentage and slugged .400, but his .200 batting average was underwhelming at best. His 4:3 strikeout to walk ratio was impressive, but he needs to raise his batting average to be more effective.

2016 has been a rollercoaster season for Seager. After hitting just .159 in April, Seags turned it around in May, posting a .361 batting average. So far in June, he is batting .304. On the year, Seager has slashed .280/.355/.504 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI across 62 games. To put it simply, these are All-Star caliber numbers.

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