Mariners Minors: Affiliates Make Winning Look Easy

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Sep 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) throws against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) throws against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 25, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais (9, left) and general manager Jerry Dipoto talk with a member of the Houston Astros during batting practice at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais (9, left) and general manager Jerry Dipoto talk with a member of the Houston Astros during batting practice at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

A Everett AquaSox

Last but not least for the single-A clubs, we have the AquaSox. The AquaSox came up just shy from winning the Northwest League final. They would fall 2-1 in the decisive third game of the series.

But, this isn’t about what the Northwest League North team didn’t do. Rather, this is about what they did do.

For starters, the AquaSox won their division by eleven games. How did they do it? Lead by Eric Filia and Nick Zammarelli at the plate, the team pounded away their competition. Those two men were either at or near the top of the Northwest League stats list for batting average, doubles and RBI.

Their offense was matched by another great bullpen. Again, three guys, Michael koval, Marvin Gorgas and Thomas Burrows each pitched at least nineteen games while maintaining an ERA under 3.00

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