Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/7/12
Road Warriors The phrase “Home Sweet Home” is one of the most popular phrases in the English language. In sports, that saying holds especially true. When playing at home in front of your fans, you are expected to do well. Having a home crowd to cheer you on is supposed to be electrifying and help boost your performance. The 2012 Seattle Mariners are bucking that trend. While many are talking about the overall poor play of this Seattle club, they fail to point out something the Mariners have been quietly doing. While on the road, the Mariners have been scoring runs. Lots of runs. So many runs, in fact, that they are the second best team in all of baseball at scoring while on the road. Now pick your jaw up off floor while I break this down. As of today, July 5th, the Seattle Mariners have scored 117 runs at home. That is good for DEAD LAST in the Majors, even behind lowly San Diego. On the road, though, the Mariners have managed to put up 211 runs, only 3 behind leader St Louis. How’...
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