It was nice to see the Mariners season ended on a good note by beating the Oakland A’s 3-1. It would have been nice to get the same score Saturday night but we can’t have everything.
I recorded the game so whenever I need a baseball fix during the off-season I will watch some or all of this game.
Kyle Seager hit a home run in the first inning with a runner on base to make it 2-0. A good way for Kyle to end of his season so he can have positive attitude during the off-season; I am sure he will be around next season in part because of his contract and the other to help out the youngsters on the team.
I am not sure whether Dee Gordon will be around next season. He may be one of the few in the starting lineup in this final game who may not be in the lineup when next season starts.
It was nice to see Kyle Lewis getting two hits in the game including a double to send him off in a positive way as well. It will be nice if he is in the starting lineup somewhere in the outfield next year. The Mariners might trade Mallex Smith during the off-season. He didn’t have a very good season this year especially on defense. I expect if he is on the team he will be in left field.
I will comment more about the roster in the days, weeks, and months ahead before training camp begins in February.
Justin Dunn though was the starter in the final game going two innings striking out three. He seems to get more comfortable in each start. We will see whether he will be in the rotation when next season starts.
The Mariners went the rest of the game with relievers. They used six relievers in the game. All six of them have a chance to be on the opening day roster.
Though the Mariners only one 68 games on the season at least they gave hope for next season. I will do how the players did over the season and what looks ahead. I hope you have a good off-season and be back in February 2020. Go M’s.