Topic: joe saunders; justin smoak; raul ibanez; eric wedge
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April 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM
We’re getting to that point in the season again where this Mariners offense is going to have to kick it into gear. The three-week mark is just around the corner and so far, the offense has been worse than last season.
After tonight’s 7-0 loss to the Texas Rangers, the Mariners are now averaging 3.22 runs per game compared to 3.72 a year ago after 18 games.
Batting average is also down, from .233 to .220. OBP is almost dead even at .285 compared to .284, while slugging is down from .353 to .350.
And remember, that isn’t a juggernaut they put on the field last year. This year’s offense is supposed to be better with the new additions. With the “young core” developing over last year. So far, we’re not seeing it. And that will spell bad news for the folks in charge of this rebuilding plan if things keep going this way.