The Colorado Rockies start their second interleague series of the season on Monday, taking on the Seattle Mariners in a four-game home and home series.
Colorado and Seattle have had much different seasons this year. The Rockies sit atop of the National League after a tremendous start, going 33-19. Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners are in last place in the American League West with a 22-29 mark.
There was high hopes for the team from the Pacific Northwest. A lot of people preseason saw them as a favorite for one of the AL Wild Cards. However, the team has had its share of bad luck. As MLB.com’s Greg Johns explained before the Mariners game this past Saturday, the injury bug has bit the Mariners hard.
That doesn’t change anything for the Rockies, they’ll play whoever is out there against them. The back half of the series is the start to a road trip heavy month of June for Colorado. Despite the high amount of road trips, the Colorado Rockies are in a good spot. The team is 18-8 on the road this year and start the trip with a team not playing good baseball.
Nevertheless, there was valid reason for the high expectations for the Seattle Mariners. They still have a lineup that can get hot and put up a lot of runs. Let’s take a peak at a few of those guys…