Hello all you baseball fans. This is my first blog about the Seattle Mariners. In this special edition blog I will bring you all the info you need to know about week 1-6 about the Seattle Mariners. I would like to start out by saying thank you for tuning in to my blog and I will do this every sunday of the week but this one is a special edition because I am starting out late.
So we have not done very good in the Mariners first 6 weeks. We are 15-26. This is not good the Mariners have many problems that need to be fixed. First off the Mariners hitting has been very bad this far in the season. The Mariners average about 2-3 runs every game. That will not win the Mariners games and it has not. The Mariners starting pitchers are amazing and will usually give you at least a quality start. Our starting five as of May 16 is Felix Hernandez, Ian Snell, Cliff Lee, Doug Fister, Justin Fargas. As you know Ryan Rowland Smith has been doing terrible lately so The Mariners decided to give Ian Snell a second try. All Mariners fans can hope Ian can perform well.
Lets get back to hitting. The Mariners have been doing terrible hitting in the first 6 weeks. The Mariners picked up Chone Figgins, Casey Kotchman, and Milton Bradley in the off season. Chone Figgins has been hitting under 200 which is bad considering he averages something like 300 for his career. Casey Kotchman is also hitting under 200 which is very bad. Milton Bradley was 1-21 in his first 21 at bats but has been heating up lately. As you know we re-signed Ken Griffey Jr, he has been doing terrible this far taking naps in the dugout, hitting 184, and not being a leader. If he wants to play in Seattle he should show some effort instead of taking naps. We dropped Eric Byrnes, he was doing terrible. There was one play where they were trying to do a suicide squeeze and Ichiro was on third and Eric Byrnes pulled back the bunt. That is not what a MLB player should do. For about the past week the Mariners have been doing a lot better hitting. Could this be the start of something good?
Another thing I would like to tell you about is our bullpen. First off our closer David Aardsma has already blown two saves in the first 6 weeks. That is two wins the Mariners should have right now. As far as everybody else they have done terrible. The Mariners starting pitchers will do great and then our relief pitchers will come in and give up a extra 2 to 3 runs. That is terrible the bullpen is responsible for about 8 of our losses that the Mariners should have right now. The Mariners have made to many mistakes thus far in the season. As far as not bunting on a suicide squeeze to not catching the ball to making stupid bloopers. If the Mariners do not do something now then they will be out of the A.L west race soon.