Tag: Jarred Kelenic


Your last-place Seattle Mariners

As pointed out in our series primer for the just-completed three-game set against the Oakland A's, the Mariners needed to win that series in order to stay out of the basement of the American League West standings. Spoiler alert: They didn't.

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Horrid homestand hobbles M's

It was not a happy homecoming. After dropping seven of nine games on the recent road trip, the Mariners were looking forward to righting the ship at home. Didn't work out that way. On the seven-game homestand against the Rays and the Phillies, the M's managed just two wins, and those by the skin of their teeth. The club heads back out on the road now—to take on powerhouses in New York and Toronto before closing the trip in Boston—bruised and battered, looking for anything to help them bet back to winning games.

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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.

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2022 Season Preview: Outfield/DH/Bench

Looking at the lackluster production from Seattle outfielders last year, you might think it's an area of weakness—as a group, Mariner OFs combined to bat .210/.297/.396 in 2021, so it's understandable if that was your impression. But the M's actually have an embarrassment of riches in the outfield. On paper, anyway (or on screen, as it were). Though 2020 Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis will start the season on the injured list again, he figures to be back in action before too long, joining Mitch Haniger, Jarred Kelenic, and Jesse Winker in a steady OF rotation.

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Kelenic era take 2, and Raleigh too

For their last game before the All-Star break, Your Seattle Mariners promoted their big prospect to the Major League team. No, not Jarred Kelenic, this was catcher Cal Raleigh, who started that game on Sunday and went 0-for-4.

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Kelenic era paused

In a stunning admission of reality, the Mariners have optioned prized prospect Jarred Kelenic back to Triple-A Tacoma. The 21-year-old would-be phenom was brought up to the Majors back on May 13th after just six games in Triple-A. Despite a good second game in the bigs—a 3-for-4 night against Cleveland that included his first home run—Kelenic turned out, unsurprisingly, not to be ready for prime time. His first stint in the Majors was 23 games and 92 plate appearances, in which he posted a batting line of .096/.185/.193.

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Mariners limp home after 1-4 trip, send for help

Your Seattle Mariners are once again an under-.500 team. Losing big tonight to the newly-revitalized Los Angeles Dodgers, the M's fell below the break-even mark for the first time since April 6th. The 7-1 loss closes out a brief five-game road trip during which the M's won once, a 5-4 victory in Texas last Friday, and brings their season record down to 18-19.

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