The Mariners Need To Hit Better To Win.


The Mariners got a much-needed win Tuesday in Oakland, but they remain below-.500 due to less than stellar approaches at the plate.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano and talked about the Mariners slow start.

“You know the bullpen has been pretty solid. Pitching wise they’ve been pretty good. Defensively they’ve been pretty solid. But you know the hitting has just been subpar.”

Divish said it was a former top prospect that has kept the team afloat.

“If it hadn’t been for Jared Kelenic and a monster rebound type of season he’s had — they’d be in a world full of hurt right now.”

Canzano wanted to know if there is anything the team can do internally to help with the lineup. Divish didn’t seem to think so.

“No, and that’s kind of the big complaint about the offseason,” he said. “I felt like in the offseason they were a bat short.

“What they need to do is play better. Guys like (Ty) France and (Teoscar) Hernandez have a track record of playing better. Kolten Wong, a guy they got (in the offseason) has been awful. I don’t think these guys are going to stay terrible forever but losses are still losses.”

The Mariners made the playoffs for the first time in 21 years a season ago. The hype is real in Seattle. It’s been a tough start to 2023, but Mariners fans are hoping to see the season turn around.

If the season is to change, it’s going to be the bats that change it.

Listen to the full interview with Ryan Divish by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.