The Seattle Mariners‘ 2022 season hasn’t gone as expected.
They have lost three straight games (against the Los Angeles Angels) and seven of the last 10.
At the moment, they are fourth in the AL West with a poor 29-39 record.
For a team that was on the verge of making the playoffs last year with a 90-72 record, it’s a significant step back.
Seattle was expected to contend this year, but several things have gone wrong, and they are now the fourth-best team in the division, according to the standings.
On Monday afternoon, MLB insider Jon Morosi reported a flurry of roster moves as the organization tries to find a spark that turns its season around.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 20, 2022
Giles Is Finally Healthy Enough To Pitch
Giles hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2020, as he suffered a series of injuries that culminated in Tommy John surgery.
This year, he has been nursing a right middle finger issue that has kept him off the field, but is now ready to make his long-awaited return and fortify the bullpen.
Romo has an 8.16 ERA in 14.1 innings, and he is clearly no longer the pitcher he once was.
There is still time and enough games left in the calendar to think about a potential Mariners turnaround, especially if some injured and underperforming stars can contribute something.
But their offense is abysmal and the rotation, while it has some good pitchers, hasn’t been able to overcome that.
The Mariners are not dead yet, but their outlook is not particularly promising.