Stelton: Why the Mariners are 8 games over .500 almost 2 months in

May 21, 2018, 12:38 PM

In 2017, the Seattle Mariners were six games under .500 through 47 games. This year at the same point, they’re eight games over .500.

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It’s been quite the impressive turnaround for a team that has still dealt with injuries to multiple key players and now is without All-Star second baseman and No. 3 hitter Robinson Canó due to an 80-game suspension.

So what’s the reason behind the Mariners maintaining a strong record and trailing the defending World Series champion Houston Astros by just two games in the American League West into late May?

Bob Stelton of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Groz and Tom breaks down what he’s seeing from the team in his latest video.

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