Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/16/14
Mariner Runs Come Feast or Famine The Seattle Mariners are off to a reasonably good start at 7-6.  I use the term “reasonably good” because while I’m sure you’d like to see them at 13-0 I think you have to consider this a team that has been above the .500 level since 2009 when they won 85 games. Major League Baseball is not like the NFL.  MLB teams can’t turn around a disappointing season or a messy roster nearly as fast as an NFL team can.  Having said that however, I think it’s very fair to say the Mariner’s offense has been streaky at best. The Numbers Here are some of the more interesting numbers I see when I look at the M’s offense: The Mariners have a team batting average of .230.  That ranks them 27th in the 30 team league. Dustin Ackley has stepped up in 2014. However, if you look at the M’s batting average with runners in scoring position the number jumps up to .280.  That’s good enough for 4th in the league.  If you go to their average with RISP and two outs it’s even hi
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