Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/17/12
M’s Arms Under The Spotlight After starting off the season on a roll by taking three of four against Oakland, the Seattle Mariners came into the four-game series against Texas with no illusions. The Rangers lineup, which finished 2011 leading Major League Baseball in total team offense, knew the Mariners pitching staff had their work cut out for them if they had any ideas of coming into the series with an eye of splitting the four-gamer. With Rangers fans being a little extra arrogant coming into the series expecting the Rangers to win three games (if not to completely sweep the Mariners right out of the ballpark), the Mariners offense lived up to those Rangers fans’ expectations. For the series, the Mariners offense put up a .237/.272/.339/.631, 12 R, 33 H, 36 K’s/1 BB’s, 50 TB, and 7-33 with RISP. It wasn’t the offense that had the Rangers attention. It was the Mariners rotation that gave the Rangers something they haven’t seen in a long time at the Ballpark in Arlington. A pitch...
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