Tag: J.P. Crawford
Road trip roundup
The Mariners' just-completed road swing through Florida and Houston contained a little good, a lot of bad, and even some ugly. Riding high at the end of their last homestand, they began the trip four games over .500 and in first place. They return home a game under break-even and in third place, three games back of the Angels in the American League West. A good time was not had by all.
2022 Season Preview: Catcher/Infield
Last July the M's decided it was time to begin the Cal Raleigh era in Seattle. Was that a good idea? In 47 games from July 11 through the end of the season the big switch-hitter couldn't hit his weight, batting all of .180 in his rookie year. On the other hand, he got to experience the big leagues and a pressure-packed playoff chase, which may turn out to be valuable as a transition period. It remains to be seen. In roughly two full minor-league seasons spread over three years (2018, ’19, and ’21) he worked his way up from...
All-Star rosters announced and the M's get just one
The All-Star Game rosters were announced today, a week before the end of the unofficial first half of the 2021 season (the mathematical halfway point was passed during this past week). It's the first year for the new voting procedures for starting lineups and it worked out reasonably well.
Dramatic sweep of Rays gives M's some swagger
When I was at last Friday night's game between Your Seattle Mariners and the defending American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays, a woman sitting a few seats away from me tapped my arm for my attention. "Excuse me, you seem like you know baseball," she said, noticing me filling out the starting lineups in my scorebook. "Is Seattle favored to win this game?""Oh, hell no," I said. "Tampa Bay is the best team in the league, fresh off a World Series. Seattle is a schizophrenic team with a terrible batting line and a manager that sometimes seems like he's in...
Number crunching II: JP Crawford edition
A couple weeks back, we did a dive into the batting splits of what was then the active Mariner roster, finding some interesting things, like Kyle Seager is Superman with runners in scoring position and Jimmy Olsen with the bases empty. But one interesting case was J.P. Crawford.
Observations from the Texas series
It's been a tough week for Your Seattle Mariners, what with losing two of three to an objectively bad Baltimore team, being no-hit by said Baltimore team's one good pitcher, seeing the team batting average drop perilously close to the .200 mark, and then effectively beat themselves in a winnable game in the DFW Metroplex against the Rangers.