Putrid is one of those words that you use to almost insult more than simply describe.
Last season, the Mariners offense was putrid in a historically putrid manner. This season, things have obviously changed.
No longer will pitchers on this team put in solid efforts only to notch another mark on the cold cement wall of their Seattle Mariners prison cell. They will either be winners or at least see their efforts contribute towards a win.
Last night, Doug Fister took matters into his own hands by smacking a double and then scoring a few pitches later when a hitter was like "Hey, this guy deserves better. I'll drive him in!" Fister didn't get the win, but his double was a big reason the team did.
Who else chipped in? Who else but Carlos Peguero.
On top of his sun ball and grounder that ricocheted off a base, Peguero has now been at the plate when the winning run was scored via a wild pitch on what was intended to be the third ball of an intentional walk.
He's one guy that gets the job done.
Hitting a baseball is no challenge for this club, so they are getting creative. How else will they win games? Let's examine some highly possibly possibilities.