The Mariners were blanked last night 8 – 0. Seattle is now 0 – 5 at home, and can’t buy any hits on home turf. 7 runs in 5 games is not the way to start your campaign at Safeco Field. This is not foreign territory for the Mariners, who routinely have the worst batting numbers at home every year. Playing games versus AL West counterparts the A’s and Rangers – they have posted just an .486 OPS while at home in 2016.
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A quick start by Robinson Cano has quickly faded into a Batting Average of .182. Dae-Hoo Lee and Adam Lind have collected just 3 hits in the eight total contests thus far.
Kyle Seager and Ketel Marte have provided little punch from the Left side of the infield. I expect Seager to turn himself around, but I was one to always question why the franchise didn’t go outside the squad to bring in a new veteran shortstop.
Both clubs were eliminated from MLB Shutout Survivor, and must get their lineups back in order, or they will also fall way back in MLB Runs Scoring Survivor too, having picked off all of the low run scoring totals.
The Padres were blanked for a 4th time in 8 games, and still only have 3 different variations on their season. This is tied with Tampa and Detroit for the fewest marks off the scoresheet, but they have played one more game than the Rays and 2 more contests than the Tigers, so they are ranked 30th in this competition.
Chicago continues to lead the movement to all 11 runs scored scenarios, with having plated a different amount of guys in every single game thus far. All they need to complete this competition are run totals of 0, 1, 3 and 8.
Oakland, Texas, Arizona and Colorado have 6 out of the 11 run totals, but they all need to knock off some of the higher totals – unlike the Cubs. Read the rest of this entry