The Mariners committed three errors this week, which was three more than they had in an error-less six game stretch the week before. Seattle had two errors in their 9-6 loss to the Athletics.
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Outfielders Haniger and Martin had some trouble, Haniger with throwing and Martin fielding. They also yielded an unearned run this week.
That being said, the defense as a whole did not move from their -2 Defensive Runs Saved spot from last week. The outfield is more athletic and it shows. Let’s hope the defense returns to form this coming week on a tough road trip.
The Mariners won a fun series against the Miami Marlins, with the return of Ichiro to Seattle. The bats came alive and the Mariners scored double-digit runs in both series finales. Felix Hernandez got a win despite not having his best start due to *gasp* some generous run support.
All in all, Seattle seemed to undo a lot of good they did at Safeco Field with a poor showing in Oakland. It’s time for the M’s to grab the stick and shift into a gear that moves this team forward.
With the end of April fast approaching, what is your overall opinion of the Mariners’ first month of the season? Are you confident they can get on track and contend for a playoff spot, or have you already decided their postseason drought will continue this year? Share your thoughts in the comments section.