Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Better hope the bats show up

While of course tomorrow is the matchup everyone is waiting for, it would be nice to see the bats come alive. While it's true the Mariners faced three quality pitchers in the Oakland series, and we probably shouldn't read too much into Byrd's no-hitter, the fact remains the bats have been largely silent. We all know how important a decent start is for this team, and relying on Felix to shutout teams is not the recipe for long-term success. The only way pitchers like Batista and Weaver gets wins is when the bats come alive on a consistent basis.

Let's hope the team starts hitting to keep fan interest, and let's hope rumors of a Hargrove extension remains a rumor.