Mariners Analysis

Thursday, May 13, 2004

M's 36 hits not enough in series sweep

It's not easy to have 36 hits in a series, receive outstanding starting pitching AND STILL get swept. But you gotta love these guys- they figured out a way to do it.

Of course when you have 36 hits- and 34 are singles!!!- anything is possible. The scary part about this series is that the team is playing closer to its capabilities than at any time during the season.

Good starting pitching (Franklin was outstanding today)
Lots of baserunners (our singles hitters are now hitting singles)

And yet they are losing. This teams offense needs to be dismantled ASAP.

The season is lost, but I could see this teams starting pitching convincing Bavasi they are a good run away from getting back in contention.

If we focus on the positive, the pitching is perhaps getting to where we want it to be. But this offense is truly offensive.