Mariners vs Rockies: A series win would get the Mariners back to 500 on the season

The Mariners are coming off a their sweep over the Reds in Seattle. Can they keep it going with a trip to Colorado against the Rockies?
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The Mariners head into Colorado after not only earning their first series win of the season, but earning a sweep of the Reds to get them within one game of .500. It's been a week start to the season for the AL West, as the Mariners are just 1.5 games back of the Rangers. With a trip to Colorado in advance of a series with the Rangers, the Mariners are in prime position to get back to .500.

Is it just what the doctor ordered? The Rockies are one of the worst teams in baseball, at least by record. They enter the series at 4-15, tied for the second worst record in all of baseball. What stands out is the pitching, as they have allowed an MLB-leading 117 runs. They can still score, with ten more runs across the plate than the Mariners, but part of that comes from teams stepping off the gas pedal late in games.

The Mariners got right in 2023 when the Rockies came into Seattle and got swept by the M's. Could the Mariners do it again at Coors? Well, what can we expect to see in this weekend's series? Let's get to it and look at the pitching matchups, some hitters to watch, and final thoughts before the Mariners start their Coors Field series.