3 reasons Mariners fans loved April, 2 worries that still remain

The Mariners turned it around to finish with a great April. Here are the highs and lows from the month that fans can focus on
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The Mariners had one of the wierdest months in a while that I can remember. Not just for a team that I root for, but for a team, period. We've touched on it a fair amount, but now that the first month (including March) is done, it's time to look back at it with a bit more attention to see what all happened, and how the Mariners have gotten to where they are.

It's been a mix of good and bad for the Mariners, but we all know that this team has weaknesses. If you went back to the start of the Reds series, I don't think there would be a single reasonable or realistic fan out there that would've expected this team to go 11-3 against the likes of the Reds, Rockies, Rangers, Diamondbacks, and Braves (with a single game left against the Braves).

Think about that group. One of the most exciting teams in baseball, a series in Colorado, the two World Series teams, and then the best team in baseball. The Mariners went 11-3 against them, and they did it with a batting split of .232/312/.405. 18 homers sure helped, but we all know the reason they did so well was the pitching, and that with any offense whatsoever, they likely could've gone 13-1.

So, what was the good and what was the bad? Let's take a look, starting with the negatives before finishing on a strong note. You know, just like the Mariners did in the month of April.