If you look at the way the Seattle Mariners line-up looks you might notice several people missing at any giving time. However, if you noticed how that line-up is supposed to look you understand how important the many injuries have been to this team. Michael Morse continues to struggle with a quadriceps problem and several other things seem to be going on at once. No matter what the Mariners do there always seems to be someone important on the DL or day to day.
Regular first baseman Justin Smoak just returned from a twenty-day stay on the disabled list. That worked out well because Kendrys Morales was beginning to have back problems that limited him to the designated hitter role. Also Morse was playing first but had to watch himself because of his quad issue once again.
Meanwhile Jason Bay has a tight hamstring which puts him on the day to day list. It honestly goes on and on for this team. I can’t really put my finger on it. Maybe someone has a voodoo doll for the entire team or something. I don’t know but I do know this. There is only one half game difference between them and the Los Angeles Angels right now. So whatever the Mariners can do to put a good team on the field for the rest of the current Angels series would be great. It could mean the difference between a chance at the wildcard spot in the future and battling for last.