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Seattle Mariners

COOPER KLEINOW

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The Mariners have been on a hot streak winning 9 of their last 11 and are in a tight race for the postseason with the Houston Astros in 1st place and the Seattle Mariners in 2nd place in the A.L West the best division in the MLB.

The Mariners have started of with a great season their record so far is 33-21 and are in 2nd place in the A.L West While the Houston Astros are in 1st place with a record of 35-21 so the mariners are close. The A.L West is the best division in the American league because not only the Mariners and Astros are fighting it out for the top spot but in third place Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are in 3rd place right behind the Mariners but also in 4th place the Oakland Athletics who are a few games behind the Angels. The Mariners are in a good spot anyways because their in the 2nd wild card but they just have to keep getting some wins and don’t let anybody pass them in the wildcard race like for example the Los Angeles Angels are right behind them but also the New York Yankees are ahead of them with a record of 34-17.

What’s going on with King Felix. Following another terrible start from last week’s  game against the Oakland Athletics he let 4 runs score in the 1st inning and led them to a 4-3 loss. In his start yesterday he let 2 runs in the 1st inning so what is actually going on with him his ERA is 5.83 wich is terrible for a starting pitcher.

Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre says “I’m just going to point out all the good things that he did — the differences that I saw in his body and his arm and his execution of pitches early in the game,” Stottlemyre said. “And remind him that the work that we put in, we’re in it for the long haul. It’s not an overnight fix. It’s something we have to continue.”“I don’t know if I’d call it rock bottom, but he’s obviously a guy that’s searching or frustrated with the results that he’s been getting,” Stottlemyre said. “This guy has a lot of pride. There’s times he will buy into things that he may not let people know he’s buying into them. I’m hoping after talking with him that he feels better about the work that we did, so we can continue forward with it.” So what will King Felix do next will he keep on with his last 2 bad starts or what?

The Mariners have had a tough season so far even though they are 2nd in the A.L wildcard and and 2nd in there division A.L west. Early on in the year Robinson Cano All star 2nd baseman got suspended for 80 games after he was tested positive for a banned substance. He was tested positive for diuretic furosemide, which violates MLB’s drug prevention and treatment program. Cano said he was given Furosemide by a licensed doctor in his native Dominican Republic and the substance is used “various medical conditions” their and in the United States. “While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful,” Cano said. Cano suffered a fracture in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch against the Detroit Tigers. He was placed on the disabled list and had surgery a few days after.

The Seattle Mariners have taken first place in the American League West and just have to hold on to their lead with the Houston Astros right behind them in second place. The Mariners took first place by beating the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning when the mariners were losing 1-0 when Denard Span got an RBI with runners on first and third base and scored the runner on third. Then Dee Gordon hit a blooper to score the runner on third base Guillermo Heredia. The Seattle Mariners haven’t been to the playoffs since 2oo1. Maybe this year is their year they bring something good back to Seattle.  

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  1. isaac on November 7th, 2018 12:51 pm

    nice job cooper i like how much u wrote and how many transition words you used. keep up the good work.

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