Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Ichiro continues to hit as M's are swept

While the M's are swept by Baltimore (9-7 , 5-4), Ichiro is on fire. All he does the first game is go 5-5. After intentionally being rested in the second game, he comes up as a late-inning replacement and gets another hit to go 6-6 for the day and raise his average to .355

While many of the M's slumped early and have never recovered, Ichiro is clearly out to prove his late season fade the past two years doesn't have to be guaranteed. It's still early in August, but Ichiro is one of the few bright spots on this team.

He is hitting, but the M's are losing.