Game 117, Mariners at Indians
Vargas vs Talbot, 4:05 pm.
Over the last 30 days, Michael Saunders has been the team’s best hitter – he’s at .288/.351/.442. Chone Figgins isn’t that far behind, at .298/.371/.375. Josh Bard has been decent for a catcher, hitting .257/.316/.400. And then everyone else has been horrible. Ichiro’s not hitting. Branyan’s not hitting. Gutierrez isn’t hitting. Lopez isn’t hitting. Neither Wilson can hit. Kotchman’s not hitting. Adam Moore’s still struggling. Bradley wasn’t hitting before they DL’ed him. Smoak wasn’t hitting before they optioned him to Tacoma.
Or, to put it another way, over the last month, the Mariners have hit 10 home runs. Adrian Beltre has hit nine.
This can’t continue forever. Eventually, some of these guys will start hitting. I promise.
Josh Wilson, SS