Mariners vs. White Sox: Cal puts on his Raleigh cap, Miller lites it up, and Seattle walks it off... twice

Seattle misses out on what should've been a straightforward four-game sweep but had some electric moments on the way
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners
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After dropping a series against the Royals, playing the White Sox should've been palate cleanser. As the team in baseball with arguably the bleakest outlook, it shouldn't have been too difficult for a division leader to win four games in a row. Furthermore, the Sox have a 25.7% winning record and already experienced a 14-game loss streak.

Unfortunately for Seattle, they came up short at the last minute, losing a close final game of the series and only managing to outscore their opponent 16-11.

Best Hitter: Cal Raleigh

14 PA, .286/.286/.643, 4 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 7 RBI, 5 K

Raleigh was responsible for nearly half of the runs scored by the Mariners in this series, driving in seven. His feast or famine style ultimately paid off but showed a continued weakness in his game which is his high strikeout rate. On the season, he's punching out at a 33.9% clip and whiffing at a 31.6% rate.

The trade-off for that is the much-needed power that he brings to the team. His quality of contact metrics are all in the top decile and his hard-hit rate of 56.2% is in the top 2%. Even when his batted balls don't end up in the stands, they're typically scorched. In the second game of the series, he hit a key go-ahead double that was off the bat at a steaming 109.3 mph.

Honorable Mention: Dominic Canzone

10 PA, .375/.500/.875, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

Canzone was hot this week, collecting seven total bases in the three games that he played. He exercised great plate discipline, something that's been hard to find in Seattle as of late, and had the lowest strikeout rate out of any position player during the series.

He has been ceding a lot of his playing time in left field to Luke Raley, who now leads the team in OPS (>150 plate appearances). It was a rough May for Canzone, who only managed a .143 batting average and .427 OPS, but he seems to be on the right trajectory in June. He's slashing .238/.385/.429 over his 26 plate appearances so far. He's walked as many times as he has struck out and his power seems to be coming back. He's been the subject of some trade talks, especially with the increased buzz around a potential move to bring Luis Robert Jr. to the Emerald City. Robert would likely be an upgrade, especially in the long-term, but don't count on Canzone just yet.