Found July 18, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Kyle Seager
TEAMS: Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners ended the first half of the season on a high point, earning their first series sweep of the season.  Overall, July has been a very good month for the Mariners going 8-5 against Texas, Cincinnati, Boston, and the Angels.  Texas, Cincinnati, and Boston would all be in the playoffs if the season ended today.  The schedule gets kinder starting the second half with a trip to last-place Houston followed by another home stand, this time against the Indians and Twins.  Are the Mariners going to have a second half surge? Offense.  Seattle went 8-5 because the young bats are finally producing to the level that Mariners’ fans thought they would be seeing all season.  Kyle Seager has gotten a hit in every Mariner game in July, riding 14 game hit streak into Houston tomorrow.  Seager is batting .293 on the season, a blistering .458 for July.  If you throw out the Reds series, Justin Smoak has been almost as hot as Seager, getting a hit in nine out of ten July games.  Smoak i...

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