Where did I leave off.
Oh yah the Seattle Mariners started off the season 3-0 by sweeping the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Well sadly that’s no longer the case. The M’s have some problems right now to say the least, losing their sixth straight game today to fall to 7-11 on the season and four games below the .500 mark.
Let’s try thinking about the positives though. Robinson Cano did hit his first home run on Thursday, and while things do look a little bleak as of late (the M’s are now six back of the Oakland A’s for the AL West division lead) they still have a lot of baseball left to be played.
I entered today a little pessimistic, but looking at Neil Roberts article today reminded me that baseball is a very long season. The Mariners have a lot of time to turn this around and right the ship.
Here’s the disabled list for the Seattle Mariners too. I got this from the “Roster section on ESPN”.
|49||Blake Beavan DL15||SP||R||R||25||6-6||245||Irving, TX||$518,700|
|18||Hisashi Iwakuma DL15||SP||R||R||33||6-3||210||Tokyo, Japan||$6,500,000|
|20||Logan Morrison DL15||1B||L||L||26||6-2||225||Kansas City, MO||$1,750,000|
|65||James Paxton DL15||SP||L||L||25||6-4||220||Richmond, Canada||$503,500|
|32||Taijuan Walker DL15||SP||R||R||21||6-4||220||Shreveport, LA||$502,400|
Pitching is this team’s strength, and 3 of the 5 starting pitchers in the rotation (Walker, Paxton, and Iwakuma) are on the 15 day disabled list. Not to mention that the Mariners are also returning home for a three game series against the Houston Astros tomorrow (you know the team below the Mariners in the West standings).
So have faith, and don’t give up on this team just yet.
Stay Classy Everyone!