.356/.394/.413. That’s the Mariners offense the last 7 games. 95 hits, 85 of those are singles. Only two home runs and 22 walks in 267 at-bats. But they’re averaging 6 runs a game over that stretch because they’re singling the other team to death. If you ever wondered what a team full of Ichiros would like like, we’re seeing it. Leading the charge are Ichiro (naturally) and Raul Ibanez, who are a combined 29 for their last 54, a .537 batting average. All 29 of those hits have been singles.
For the month of September, Ichiro and Ibanez are a combined 67 for 175, a .383 average. Sixty-two of those hits have been singles.
This is one of the most unique offensive attacks you will ever see.