3. We can stop panicking about Kyle Seager‘s dumpy start to the season.
Heading towards the end of April, Seager wasn’t even treading water at the plate. He was drowning, his head so far under the surface that he could barely make out the Mendoza Line. Sphincters all over the Pacific Northwest were scrunched up; what was so wrong that he was hitting .139 (!) on April 29th?!?
In his last 10 games — dating back to my 41st birthday on April 30th — Seager has been on fire. For the last 42 plate appearances, he’s slashed .415/.429/.829. That’s nine extra base hits — four doubles, two triples, and 3 dingers — and nine RBIs.
Sure, it’s only 10 games, but when a guy finally comes up for air, there’s cause for a relaxing of sphincters. It also helps that he, Marte, Robinson Cano, and some others are all firing at the same time.