The Captain’s Log – April 23, 2017
Welcome to The Captain’s Log… a look at the week that was for the MLB Pro Seattle Mariners.
This week’s “Captain”: 1B Anthony Rizzo (1x Captain) – The Mariners first basemen was on a tear last week, going 12-for-28 (.428 BA) including 2 home runs and 2 doubles, good for a 1.163 OPS.
This week’s “Chief Engineer” (tie): SP Danny Hultzen (1x Chief Engineer) & SP Brett Marshall (1x Chief Engineer) – I couldn’t pick between Hultzen and Marshall, the latter of which who was called up from AAA Tacoma just hours after learning of Taijuan Walker’s torn labrum, which ends Taijuan’s 2017 season a little earlier than expected. Both Hultzen and Marshall were incredible, each going 8 strong innings with Hultzen allowing only 5 hits and 1 earned run, and Marshall allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs.
This week’s “Deck Hand”: SP Felix Hernandez (1x Deck Hand) – “The King” didn’t have his best stuff in his one start this week, giving up 10 hits and 6 earned runs in 6.1 innings pitched. The Mariners were still able to score 9 runs though, giving Felix the victory over the Miami Marlins.
This week’s “Bait Boy”: RF Jeffrey Walker (1x Bait Boy) – The Mariners rookie right fielder struggled mightily this past week, with only 3 hits in 23 at bats including 8 strikeouts. It’s been a rough season at the plate thus far for Jeff (.222/.310/.254), but he’s been a star in the field, with 25 put outs, 6 assists, and 1 double play, with a total efficiency rating of 1.076 in right field and third base.