Mariners offense goes wild as they tie team record for homers in 15-2 drubbing of Royals

The Mariners offense went crazy Saturday Afternoon as they clubbed a franchise record tying amount of home runs in their demolition of the Royals in a 15-2 win.
Kansas City Royals v Seattle Mariners
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Oh. My. Goodness. If you somehow missed the Mariners game today, I feel bad for you. Their offense was like the energizer bunny, and just kept going and going and going and... you get the picture. Well, you will for sure after we recap what happened.

The focus has to be on Teoscar Hernandez here. I wrote about him just in time, and he showed up in a big way today with 2 HR and 6 RBI. That was his first multi-homer game since April 4th, the Mariners 6th game of the season. It surprises me a ton to see that before today's game, he only had 3 games on the season with more than 2 RBI for the Mariners. Those 6 RBI tie a career-high achieved on June 13th, 2021. It was also his 17th multi-homer game (If I counted correctly).

Now, what if I told you that the Mariners had FIVE MORE HOME RUNS?! Check it out.

3rd Inning - Josh Rojas - Solo - 347 feet
3rd inning - Teoscar Hernandez - GRAND SLAM! - 384 feet
3rd inning - Mike Ford - 2 run - 373 feet
5th inning - Julio Rodriguez - 2 run - 410 feet
6th inning - Cal Raleigh - Solo - 368 feet
7th inning - Cade Marlowe - 2 Run - 412 feet
8th inning - Teoscar (again) - Solo - 446 feet!

That's... that's a lot of home runs. So many, in fact, that the Mariners tied their franchise record, hitting seven home runs for the 5th time in Franchise history, and the first time doing so at T-Mobile.

It all resulted in an absolutely dominating performance by the offense in a 15-2 win. They put together 13 hits, seven walks, and struck out just seven times.

I can't end the article without talking about Logan Gilbert. His wonderful performance was definitely outshadowed by the offense, but it still needs to be talked about. He went 7 strong innings, just what the bullpen needed after Bryce Miller went only 4 yesterday. He allowed just two hits and one walk, making a lone mistake on a solo bomb to Drew Waters.

Gilbert needed just 83 pitches to get through his 7 innings of work, mowing the Royals down with incredible efficiency. That was actually the fewest pitches he has thrown since June 17th, in a game against the White Sox. Congratulations, Walter, on the fine performance. The Mariners go for the sweep in a Sunday afternoon game with La Piedra on the mound. Go Mariners!