It’s been a disappointing season thus far for the Seattle Mariners.
After finishing 90-72 a season ago and narrowly missing the postseason, the Mariners went out and made some big moves.
They signed the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray to a five-year, $115 million deal, picked up Adam Frazier in a trade with the San Diego Padres, and also acquired Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez from the Cincinnati Reds.
But the moves haven’t done much in the way of making the Mariners a clear contender.
However, they had themselves a night on Tuesday against the Oakland A’s, with Julio Rodriguez, Winker, and Suarez hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs.
MLB tweeted a video of the Mariners accomplishing this rare feat.
— MLB (@MLB) June 22, 2022
In the midst of a disappointing season, this is a nice moment for the Mariners, and it’s three of their new guys hitting home runs in succession.
This has to be encouraging for the Mariners to see.
And they did it at a very pitcher-friendly ballpark at Rickey Henderson Field.
The successive shots were long ones too.
But in the midst of a season that promised so much not going according to plan, it’s good for the Mariners to see their new guys contribute a little bit.
And who knows?
There’s still plenty of season left.
The Mariners are a solid ballclub on paper and can turn it around at any point.
Perhaps their 8-2 win in Oakland could have been the first step in their turnaround, if that is indeed what happens.
Any time three guys hit consecutive home runs, it’s interesting to see and it’s impressive that they were able to do it in a ballpark where the dimensions heavily favor the pitcher.