Mariners Season Recap

Max Zerbato , Staff

      The 2020 Seattle Mariners finished the season  at 27-33 and 2 games behind the Houston Astros for second place in the American League West. The Mariners did all they could in the shortened 60 games season to compete at the highest level and try to make the postseason. 

      Coming into 2020 the Mariners had Zero Expectations what so ever. Every prediction had them in last place, every fan had them in last place, and even the front office thought they would struggle.

    Through 26 games the Mariners looked like they were going to be the bottom feeder everyone thought, as they were 7-19 to start the year and had a 7 game losing streak in that stretch. But at about the halfway point they started winning games and eventually went on a 6 game win streak.

    The causes of this run are very obvious, They are getting star production, breakout performances and great starting pitching from young guys.

     You cannot mention the Mariners Success without mentioning Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Lewis. Lewis has a .291 batting average, to go along with 10 home runs and 27 Runs batted in. To go along with that another pleasant surprise has been the emergence of Marco Gonzales who has established himself as the Ace of the Mariners pitching staff. 

    While this season has been a surprise to many the Mariners don’t see it that way. They believe they are supposed to be here and are very happy to be in this moment and continue to grow and move forward in the their rebuilding process.

     Which future studs like Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert looming in the minor league system the Mariners should be a force and contending for a playoff spot sooner rather than later.