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The Mariners are off to a hot start, 5-2, and the credit is mostly due to the little-known outfielder by the name of Endy Chavez.
Though only average career numbers, Chavez is off to his best start in 2009. He has gotten a hit in all seven of the Mariners games including two games with three hits apiece.
Because he bats from the lead-off spot, his RBI are way down, but he is doing his part. It is up to his supporting cast to bring him around to score. He has been on-base 13 times so far but has only scored four runs.
Chavez has also stolen three bases so far this year, good enough for second in the American League.
It is also worth noting that none other than Ken Griffey Jr. is back in Seattle. Though his batting average is miserable, .133, it almost brought tears to my eyes to see him smack one out of the park in his first game back in a Mariners uniform.