|Hitting the broad side of a building|
First of all, I'm going to ignore anyone that doesn't have at least double digit at bats, because, well, even I have standards. But the following is a list of the highs and lows of the Mariners offense this Spring:
Jack Wilson - hitting .500 with a triple, 4 RBI, and no strikeouts in 4 games. Kinda funny that there have actually been 9 Spring games, so it's fitting that he's played in less than half of them.
Milton Bradley - he's smashing the ball in Spring (I just couldn't help it...) - hitting .357 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base in 14 AB's.
Greg Halman - has one of the five (cough, cough) HR's the M's have hit this Spring, hitting .300, and in a very Halman-like-way, augmented the soothing cool breeze at the stadium with 4K's in 10 AB's.
Miguel Olivo - before the injury, he was hitting a sizzling .100 in 10 AB's.
Gabe Gross - making that final surge for a starting gig, giving Michael Saunders the push he needs, Gross is hitting .091 in 11 AB's with 5 K's. Wow.
Justin Smoak - .118 with 6 K's in 17 AB's. (Repeat after me, Spring stats don't matter, Spring stats don't matter, Spring stats don't matter...)
Brendan Ryan - .118 in 17 AB's. 2 total hits (but one's a double!).
Jack Cust - .235 in 17 AB's with no home runs, one walk, 7 K's and an OBP of .278.
Overall, the M's are 23rd out of 30 teams in runs scored this Spring and as a team, they're hitting .235, which places them 28th. They've hit 5 HR's placing them 26th and stolen 4 total bases which ties them with Mike Aviles of the Kansas City Royals.
No, folks - Spring stats don't matter. But I for one am going drinking now. Who's with me?