Mariners, April: 10.6%
Mariners, May: 6.6%
Offense, April: .235/.316/.339, .297 wOBA
Offense, May: .228/.282/.329, .271 wOBA
Runs Per Game, April: 3.9
Runs Per Game, May: 3.2
If anyone tries to convince you that the M’s more aggressive approach at the plate in the last month has been anything other than counter-productive, they’re wrong. If they point to the team’s winning percentage, simply show them this.
Runs Allowed Per Game, April: 4.36
Runs Allowed Per Game, May: 2.90
Unless you think the team’s hacking has made the pitchers better, there’s no case here. The Mariners need to swing less, not more.