The Mariners had a phenomenal week while I was living under a rock
Since Sunday, I had been away from my computer, and had spotty-at-best cell coverage. I had little to no knowledge of game outcomes, let alone Mariners news. When I got home, I took a long look at the recaps and the headlines from this week.
What I saw blew me away. The Mariners lost 2-1 on Thursday and that was the worst thing that happened in the past few days. In this piece we’ll recap the good from the week.
The Mariners went 4-1
With blowout wins on Sunday and Tuesday the M’s started the week right. Then Mike Zunino won Wednesday with a multi-homer game, including a walkoff two-run shot to complete the comeback. In the last 12 games the Mariners are 10-2. Zunino has a personal record of 9-1 during that time, and has raised his batting average 72 points in ten games. He now sits at a respectable .220.
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The M’s solid play leaves them currently .500 at 31-31. That record puts them a game and a half back of the second wild card spot. Reminder: They did all this without Mitch Haniger; a rotation of Gaviglio, Bergman, Gallardo, Miranda, and Paxton; and no Segura since last Saturday. Which brings us to our next point.
Felix Hernandez threw for Tacoma on Tuesday. Sure he struggled, but not playing for a month and a half will do that to you. He’s healthy and pitching again. The Mariners hope to have him back on the June 17 against Texas. I at least knew this stint was beginning on Tuesday before I left for “isolation.” I did not know, however, that Mitch Haniger was starting his rehab stint. Opening twitter to see a tweet touting Haniger’s imminent return to the big league club was an unexpected blessing. Yet the biggest news is reserved for the cornerstone of the future.
Jean Segura – 5 years, $70 Million
The M’s hit a home run with this one (pun intended). They took a guy who is hitting .341 on the season, with an OBP of .391, and made him their leadoff guy for the foreseeable future. This contract was a shrewd move for Seattle. They didn’t promise him too much, but gave him an adequate amount to make him stay. Segura is entering his prime, and to lock him up from age 27-32 is a solid move for Seattle.
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In all, it was a solid week for the Mariners, things are starting to fall into place, and as more people return from injury it seems like all the Mariners can do is keep climbing.