Mariners are about to start a massively important homestand
Through 57 games this year, the Mariners have played 35 of them on the road so far, and just 22 at home. That ratio is about to get a lot closer as the Mariners have an important 11-game homestead coming up against the Red Sox, Twins, and Angels.
As I sit here and think about the series, it strikes me that the fire in Houston couldn’t have come at a better time. Maybe, just maybe, in two weeks’ time we can actually thank those clowns for coming after the team and lighting a fire under them. You see it happen a few times each season across all sports… so why couldn’t the Mariners be the recipient of that this year?
With WC and divisional race importance, this is a huge homestand for the Mariners
The Mariners are chasing both the Angels and the Red Sox, who sit a respective game and 3.5 games ahead of the Mariners. First up for the Mariners are the Sox, who have been pretty hot as of late. It feels like we are due to dish out some payback after they dominated us in Boston, with Trevor Story finally remembering how to hit a baseball.
Then it’s the Twins. We played them at the beginning of the year, and things were looking good at first. Unfortunately, it also led to the first rough stretch for the M’s, as the last two games of the series (which were split 2-2) were the start of the losing stretch that carried into Chicago.
Lastly, and arguably the most important, will be a five-game stretch with the Angels. Remember, there was a couple of series that the head clown postponed back at the beginning of the season, and the Angels series was one of them. This will be part of making that up, as the Mariners will have a doubleheader on Saturday, June 18th.
The Mariners are back home finally, and it could be a blessing for the team. There is something else that could help, and I wasn’t even aware of this until a buddy told me the other day. Adam Frazier has been a beast in Seattle so far this year. Check his splits.
- Away: .197/.252/.258
- Home: .321/.412/.464
Hopefully, Frazier hitting like that at home can continue, and lead to an offensive explosion over those 11 games. Maybe… 7-4 with about 60 runs scored? I’d be okay with that. Especially if they could finally score a few runs for Chris Flexen. Go Mariners!