This second week of Mariners baseball has been quite enjoyable. Having the team back in town for a nine game homestand is a much needed start to the season after a less than enjoyable opening week road trip to Minnesota and Chicago. The Mariners are sitting at 6-5 with some dominant victories, but also some unimpressive losses. For me, the best part about this last week is that it has supplied us with some new and interesting wild facts that are particularly interesting:
Mariners Wild Facts
Andres Munoz has been on fire! He is currently getting a swing and miss on over 50% of his pitches thrown.
And to top it off, he is setting club records for striking out 9 (!) consecutive batters that he has faced early on in the season.
Outside of Munoz, the Mariners ‘Pen has been phenomenal in the first 11 games. Their numbers through Tuesdays game were Top 5 all around.
Man… Jesse Winker just keeps getting unlucky early this season. But, with his keen eye he has drawn 12 walks and has gotten on base at a very high clip.
Adam Frazier had quite a performance the other night. Another new Mariner that quickly familiarized himself with the record books, Frazier’s 4 for 5 night was up there with some of the best!
And then of course, a fun one from Alex Mayer about one of the most fun stats to follow: rhyming names. Last night was the first time in a long time for the Mariners to have a starting pitcher’s name rhyme with the opposing pitcher’s name.
Now this one was kind of weird, but also kind of awesome at the same time. It is not a stat, but it is something that I don’t think I have seen in my lifetime. Lydia Cruz posted a video of a group of guys showing up to the game the other night in full uniform as the ’95 Mariners. This was just awesome to see true fanatics in action at a game!
As the season continues, the facts will start to get more wild. Hopefully the Mariners can continue this extended homestand with more wins! Check back in next week for the next edition of Wild Facts Wednesday! Again, if you have any wild stats or weird things Mariners related that you find, please DM @Jasonsmarr10 or @SodomojoFS on Twitter!