Mariners welcome Jarred Kelenic and the Braves to town for battle of division leaders

The Mariners welcome the Braves to town for a battle of division leaders. Jarred Kelenic is also back, so keep an eye on how the fans treat him on the field
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The Mariners are set to welcome the Braves to town for a battle of the division leaders, with the Braves coming to Seattle with the best record in baseball. This can be one of those situations where it's hard for some of us to admit, but winning a single game in this series and seeing the Braves leave town with a 2-1 series win would probably feel like a win in the grand scheme of things for the Mariners.

The Mariners have been hot lately, playing some of the best ball in the majors. They are 9-3 in their last 12, having outscored opponents 55-22 over that time frame. A ton has been going around about how well the Mariners starting pitchers have been doing, allowing just 17 earned runs in their last 16 starts. That's going to be challenged more than ever with the top offense in baseball coming to town.

So far, the Braves are hitting a ridiculous .277/.348/.453 on the year, good for a team OPS+ of .801. An OPS+ of .800 lets you know that a hitter is having a great season. That's what their lineup is doing as a whole!

With their biggest challenge of 2024 to date, let's jump into the series for the who and what that the Mariners will be facing in their 3-game series against the Braves.