Tag: Matt Brash
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: Starting rotation
Unlike the last two seasons (OK, one plus the mini-2020), the Mariners will not start the year with a six-man rotation. That experiment was tied to a tenuous logic about workloads after long layoffs (2020) and then because of a lack of innings in the prior year (2021). It didn't really pan out, the pitchers didn't like it, and—perhaps most importantly to manager Scott Servais—it deprived the bullpen of yet another arm that it didn't need (the Seattle bullpen had anywhere from 8-11 pitchers in it last year while the team carried a minuscule bench).