Get ready to party like it’s 2001.
Remember when the Mariners hit 13 home runs in their first 6 games to start the year and everyone, myself included, thought they were just “hot to start the year?
Well, it turns out, they’re actually really good.
Just today, the Mariners homered in their 15th straight game to start the season, an MLB record. I don’t know if you are aware of how long Major League Baseball has been around for, but it’s a very long time, so when anyone sets a record, aka something that no one in the 125-year history of the league has done, it’s a really big deal.
Put it in the record books—the Mariners have hit a home run in 1️⃣5️⃣ straight games to start the season. 💥 pic.twitter.com/tIAHp1lZNC
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 11, 2019
The Mariners have undoubtedly been the shock of the baseball world so far this season. With a 12-2 record, the best in the MLB right now, the Mariners have had one of the most potent offenses we’ve seen, thus far. The Mariners, as a team, are currently leading the league in runs, home runs, total bases, batting average, slugging percentage, and OPS. They have at least 10 players who have homered on the year, and 5 players who have hit four or more homers already in this young season. Dee Gordon, Edwin Encarnacion, Tim Beckham, Domingo Santana, and Dan Vogelbach are all hitting well above .300.
They’re a juggernaut.
The Astros are screwed, the A’s are screwed. EVERYONE IS SCREWED.
THE 2001 MARINERS ARE BACK. TREMBLE IN FEAR.
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