The Seattle Mariners season came to an abrupt end several weeks ago when they were swept by the Houston Astros in the ALDS after accomplishing something that hadn’t been accomplished in over two decades.
Seattle had not been in the postseason since falling to the New York Yankees in the ALCS back in 2001.
The power of the starting lineup was on display at several points during the season, but especially from July 2-27.
In that span, the Mariners homered in 20 consecutive games, which was the longest home run streak in 2022.
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Mariners Were Carried By Home Runs
The Mariners bats were never a problem in 2022.
Rodriguez emerged and is likely to at least be in the running for the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Seattle finished fifth in the American League in home runs and ninth in all of baseball with 197 thanks to their power surge in July.
Their lineup played a big role in them getting back to the postseason and overcoming what was quite a rocky start.
In the end, the Mariners finished 90-72 and earned the second Wild Card in the American League, taking down the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card Series.
The future appears bright for the Mariners and their powerful lineup.