Mariners Weird Fact Wednesday Weeks 3-4: France, Gilbert, J-Rod

Jason Smarr
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 01: Logan Gilbert #36 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at loanDepot park on May 01, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 01: Logan Gilbert #36 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at loanDepot park on May 01, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /
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Logan Gilbert Mariners
MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 01: Logan Gilbert #36 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at loanDepot park on May 01, 2022 in Miami, Florida. weird (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

It is game number 25 today down in Houston and through 24 games, the Mariners are sitting right at .500. The weird part about this 2-6 road trip is that they have been playing in stadiums that have had the roof closed the entire time. While it has been a disappointing trip, I hope they can finish it off with a getaway day/morning game victory.

Over the past week, there have been some weird events that have occurred within the games that I believe we should take note of. Below is a thread of weird and interesting facts that I found from the last week of games:

Weird and Wild Mariners Facts

Julio Rodriguez Rodriguez
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 23: Julio Rodriguez #44 and Ty France #23 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate France’s three run home run during the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at T-Mobile Park on April 23, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

It was about time! Julio Rodriguez went YARD against Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara in a pivotal moment in Sunday’s game. The 3-run blast was absolutely LAUNCHED (as you see below). Credit to Alex Mayer below for finding this weird fact about Julio’s day on Sunday:

Logan Gilbert Mariners
Apr 20, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert (36) delivers the ball against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports /

Yeah.. Logan Gilbert is the guy we all had hoped he would be. From Baseball Reference, here are his 2022 stats:

WAR       W        L        ERA        IP          SO      WHIP

1.3           4         0        0.64      28.0      27       0.929

That is pretty phenomenal work thus far in his first 5 starts. He was even awarded AL Pitcher of the Month for April. Hopefully he will keep up that success throughout the remainder of the regular season. In his first 3 starts, he made some history as well: being the second pitcher in AL history to strike out 15+ batters while allowing no more than 1 walk and no more than 1 earned run.

More phenomenal Logan Gilbert content:

Ty France Mariners
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 19: Ty France #23 of the Seattle Mariners at bat against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park on April 19, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Ty France just keeps getting plunked. While it is completely accidental, I think Ty should continue to wear pitches. Especially due to the fact that the Mariners are 4-0 in games where Ty has been hit by a pitch.

Ty also had a torrid last week+ in April, hitting well above league average in multiple areas:

As always, please submit any weird or wild facts to @sodomojoFS or @jasonsmarr10 on Twitter – Thanks for checking in!

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