Ryan Bliss bringing the energy to the Mariners with his speed on the bases

Mariners' new second baseman Ryan Bliss has been doing a good job of getting on base and impacting the game with his speed. Here's what the Mariners rookie second baseman has been doing since he has been called up.
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Ryan Bliss was acquired by the Mariners last summer at the trade deadline in a deal that sent closer Paul Sewald to the Arizona Diamondbacks, in exchange for outfielder Dominic Canzone and second baseman Josh Rojas. Since his acquisition, Bliss has continued to progress well, making the journey to the major leagues this past week. The Mariners called up Ryan Bliss to the big leagues on May 27th and he has been making an impact for the team ever since he made his debut.

Playing for the Seattle Mariners is a dream come true for second baseman Ryan Bliss. He posted on X back in 2014 that his dream was to play for the Mariners. To see Bliss come through with several clutch at-bats on this home stand and work walks has been an awesome sight to see. What Bliss has done on the base paths has also been remarkable. Bliss picked up two stolen bases in last night's game, accomplishing a feat no Mariner has ever done... stealing two or more bases in his first four career games.

Ryan Bliss also scored three runs for the Mariners in last night's win. Scott Servais said in his pre-game presser with the media today that Bliss is bringing an energy to the Mariners which has everyone on the team fired up. Bliss' patience at the plate has been remarkable, he picked up his first hit of his MLB career yesterday and already has four walks in his first four games. Servais said Bliss being on the base paths helps put pressure on the opposing teams' defense because they have to concern themselves with his speed.

Ryan Bliss is in the starting lineup today as he continues to get playing time with Polanco injured

With the Mariners starting second baseman Jorge Polanco nursing a hamstring injury, Ryan Bliss has filled in nicely for the M's at second base. Bliss' ability to play well at second base and produce quality at bats, gives the Mariners options at second. He has continued to adapt and adjust to the speed of the game at the big league level working with Mariners infield coach Perry Hill.

Bliss is in the starting lineup again today, as the Mariners go for the sweep against the Angels. Looking for another productive day at the plate and on the base paths. The Mariners are hoping for Bliss to get on base once again and put pressure on the Angels' defense.