August – just adjust

August Tid-Bits
  • still a losing month but, 13-15 was such an improvement over July, it didn’t seem so bad
  • batted .273 as a team for the month
  • -18 run differential for the month, -85 overall
AT THE PLATE
We’ll leave the big fish for last :-)Dustin is just 2 shy of the rookie record (8) for triples held by Ichiro (’01) and Ruppert Jones (’77) and passed Johjima (’06) with the most hits by a Mariner rookie (69 in 63 games)Great to see Guti coming around…
.295 w/ 11 runs & 9 RBI for the month

And, Kyle deserves a mention…
led the club in AVG for August – .342 in 22 AB’s with a .505 SLG%

ON THE MOUND
Felix passed Jamie Moyer for second on the all-time Mariners strikeout list in a game with the Angels.  Randy Johnson #1 (2162) Felix #2 (1242 and counting) Jamie Moyer #3 (1239)
IN THE PEN
Not a super great month for the bullpen, but Brandon did record 8 saves.  Tom had a nice little run, lowering his ERA by about 1-5 points.  Jamey was close to lowering his by about one point until late in the month when he imploded in a game vs. Tampa Bay and gave up four runs.
OF BASE PATHS AND LEATHER WORKS
Casper Wells proving to be a MORE than adequate left-fielder.  What an arm! Love seeing him gun down runners trying to take that extra base … he even had two assists in one game!
AUGUST STAR
Mike Carp!
Not only did he hit .313 for the month of August with 6 home runs, 8 doubles and 15 runs scored – he tied Danny Tartabull with the Mariners franchise record for RBI in a month – 25Oh yeah … he also won AL Rookie of the Month!
DEPARTURES
Goodbye Jack Wilson!
Loved the D, just couldn’t quite get it together with the bat and/or stay fully healthy.  Good to see him go to a team with a chance at the playoffs.We get … a PTBNL