Sunday, July 09, 2006

Roller Coaster Ride

Want to know how bad the AL West is? The Seattle Mariners have only won three of their last ten games including a six game losing streak that ended on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers and yet they are only 2.5 games back.

The Mariners up and down season is half-way over and West is still the most wide open division in the American League. As it stands now Seattle could move from last place to first in just a weekend. Another month like June could propel the Mariners into a comfortable lead. The problem is going to be unsteady bats and up and down streaks.

The Mariners must hit consistently and have more ups than downs during the second half of the season. I still say that at this point it’s the Mariners division to lose.