The Mariners' anemic lineup

You might have noticed something while watching Your Seattle Mariners play baseball this year: They don't hit much. In fact, the M's are 29th of 30 MLB teams in batting average, with a whopping .207 mark. Taken as a whole, the Mariners are basically Mario Mendoza.

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Angels series highlights best and worst of M's

In winning the rubber match of this past weekend's three-game series against the LA Angels, the Mariners moved past the Houston Astros and into second place in the AL West standings. Now, it's only May 3rd, much too early to put any stock into who is where in the standings, but at 16-13 Seattle continues to perform above the expectations...

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Mariner for a day

Somewhat inexplicably, the Mariners just designated catcher Jacob Nottingham for assignment. Nottingham had just been acquired via a waiver claim from the Milwaukee Brewers and had joined the M's as an active player yesterday.

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Sugoi! Kikuchi gem keeps Mariners above .500

Those don't look like walks to me—in fact, Straw, at least, should be another strikeout—and without that kind of umpiring Yusei's pitch count would likely have been low enough to get him through at least one more inning. That he mowed down the Astros so well despite that unpredictable moving strike zone is even more remarkable.

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Minor moves & notes

As we get ready for the Mariners' third game in this week's four game set in Houston, a few minor notes to pass along:

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The Mariners' anemic lineup

You might have noticed something while watching Your Seattle Mariners play baseball this year: They...

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Sugoi! Kikuchi gem keeps Mariners above .500

Those don't look like walks to me—in fact, Straw, at least, should be another strikeout—and...

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Due Up

Next Opponents

May 3-5 vs Baltimore
May 7-9 @ Texas
May 11-12 @ Los Angeles NL
May 13-16 vs Cleveland

Standings

AL West

Spotlight

What do you know? It's the Trivia Challenge Mark II

While we continue waiting out the COVID-19 hiatus, why not indulge in a little baseball...

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Poll

Free Baserunners

How do you feel about the free-runner-on-2nd-base-to-start-extra-innings rule?

Injuries

Date Player Injury IL
5/2/21 Casey Sadler (RHP) Shoulder inflammation 10-day
4/29/21 Marco Gonzales (LHP) Forearm strain 10-day
4/26/21 Nick Margevicius (LHP) Awaiting diagnosis 10-day
4/6/21 Jake Fraley (OF) Strained hamstring 10-day
4/6/21 James Paxton (LHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
3/15/21 Shed Long Jr. (IF/LF) Shin surgery rehab 60-day
3/14/21 Roenis Elías (LHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
3/2/21 Matt Festa (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
2/24/21 Dom Thompson-Williams (OF) Ruptured Achilles tendon 60-day
2/19/21 Ken Giles (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day
6/29/20 Andres Muñoz (RHP) Tommy John surgery 60-day

Season Schedule (Times EDT, at least until I find a way to change them on import from BB-Reference)

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