Seattle Times blogger, Geoff Baker has provided some very interesting (or very depressing) statistics to look at:
First half: .398
2nd half: .222
(last) Road trip: .000
Average runs per game scored:
First half: 3.4
2nd half: 2.6
(last) Road trip: 2.0
Average runs per game allowed:
First half: 4.3
2nd half: 4.9
(last) Road trip: 6.4
W-L: Day Griffey walked out: 21-31 (.404)
W-L: Since Griffey walked out: 18-36 (.333)
Runs per game before Griffey left: 3.7
Runs per game since Griffey left: 2.8
Runs per game ALLOWED before Griffey left: 4.1
Runs per game allowed since Griffey left: 4.7
In 1978, the Mariners lost a record 104 games. So far this year, the Mariners have lost 102 games. ON OUR WAY TO A RECORD BREAKING SEASON!
One last statistic that I took the liberty of researching: There are 1,200 players in the Major leagues and 5,400 players in the minor leagues. Sometimes it boggles my mind on how some players make the 18% cute.
Just in case you can’t tell, I love the Mariners. And that isn’t sarcasm. Since my first game at 4 months, and the 24 seasons that followed, the Mariners will be my first love. Sorry future awesome husband, the 40-man roster comes first. I am simply heart broken by their current status. Consider this an angry girlfriends plea for change.