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A quick offering of raw facts for you to do with what you will.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Off days after losses. Why? Like a cat that poops on the floor this loss isn't fit to contain its mess but rather tracks it through an entire extra day. Do I have a cat you ask why yes and yes this analogy is based on real life experience.

Do you have a cat? Would you like a cat?

At the end of the day the Mariners are 3-6 and it sucks. I don't want to try and spend time framing data or analyzing it in any meaningful way. Scott already explained why getting pissed off is perfectly fine and there's not enough data for real analysis. Plus I'm not a real analyst anyway. I don't even play one on the internet.

Rather than try to convince you to feel anything and/or especially to learn anything I'm just going to provide you some random facts which you can plop into your brain and figure out how it effects it. Maybe you'll be happy? Angry? Aroused? I wouldn't really understand that last one but you do you.

  • After 9 games the 2014 Mariners were 6-3. They then lost 10 of their next 11 games.
  • Mariner pitching/defense is currently allowing a .328 BABIP, 3rd worst in MLB. Last year they were .270. The worst team BABIP in 2014 was the Minnesota Twins at .315.
  • The Mariner hitters currently have the 30th (worst) BABIP in all of MLB at .226. That is sixteen points worst than the Rangers, who are 29th. Now part of that is a 6th worst LD% of 17.6 but the Red Sox are 2nd worst at 16.1% and their BABIP is .284.
  • Mariner pitchers with the bases empty: .277 wOBA.
    Mariner pitchers with men on base: .406 wOBA, worst in baseball by 21 points.
  • Nelson Cruz after 9 games in 2015: 6 HR
    Michael Morse after 9 games in 2013: 6 HR
  • Mariner pitching has a 5.16 ERA and a 3.77 FIP, the largest such discrepancy in baseball.
  • That is, partially, because the Mariners pitchers aren't striking anyone out. After running the 5th highest K% in baseball last year at 22.1% they are currently 26th, between the Phillies and the Diamondbacks at 17.6%. I stand by this:
  • In 2012 Austin Jackson had 55 extra base hits. As a Mariner his XBH/PA is an even 39. Based on this rate and a 600 PA season Austin Jackson will get his 55th Mariner extra base hit sometime in late April or early May, 2018.