There have been plenty of people out there who have been trying to rip the Mariners, Jerry Dipoto and the Front Office, and Eugenio Suarez for how he has been doing this season. As usual, the vocal minority online that are flexing their internet muscles need to calm down and be quiet, because Geno has been doing quite well. In fact, he’s heating up just when the Mariners needed another punch in the lineup.
It’s been Good Vibes only, and a lot of them lately with Eugenio Suarez.
Heading into Houston, Geno is having a pretty good year. A slash line of .236/.323/.472 is still a little low on the BA section, but his OBP and SLG are nice numbers to have. Plus, he’s still playing good defense, and has a WAR of 1.5 on the season. It looks even better when you realize how hot Suarez has been over the last eight games. Check this line out.
.379/.444/.655. Two 2B, two HR, four BB, 9 RBI
There have been a couple of massive games along the way as well, especially over the most recent series for the Mariners while playing in Texas against the Rangers. In the opener, it looked as if he was going to be a big part of why the Mariners lost the game, unleashing a wild throw that led to two Texas runs. Down 2-3 in the 9th, Suarez said “enough” and blasted a two-run bombo.
In the finale, they found themselves down once again. Suarez came to the rescue once more, swatting a two-RBI double down the RF line, and tied the game at 5. He went 3-4 on the day, driving in four of the Mariners six eventual runs in their extra-inning 6-5 win.
When you pair Suarez with Frazier, Crawford, Julio, and France, it makes for a pretty tough five guys. Winker is starting to hit better as of late as well, and even Torrens, Raleigh, and Moore are doing a bit better. Oh, Trammell is doing alright as well.
The entire lineup is starting to pick up, and you could make the argument that Suarez is the main reason. Sure, France and Julio are dominating, but Suarez isn’t just a man, he’s a mindset. GOOD VIBES ONLY!