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Blue Jays vs. Mariners: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not Heading Into the Wild-Card Series?

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Whit Merrifield #1 after hitting a 3 run home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on September 30, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Whit Merrifield #1 after hitting a 3 run home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on September 30, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 28: Eugenio Suarez #28 of the Seattle Mariners runs to first base during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at T-Mobile Park on September 28, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 28: Eugenio Suarez #28 of the Seattle Mariners runs to first base during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at T-Mobile Park on September 28, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

Seattle Mariners: Who’s (Not) Hot?

Eugenio Suarez – 0 HR, .250 AVG, 37.1 K%, 66 wRC+ (8 games)

J.P. Crawford – 0 HR, .135 AVG, .482 OPS, 71 wRC+ (12 games)

Carlos Santana – 0 HR, .213 AVG, .570 OPS, 76 wRC+ (14 games)

A trio of Seattle Mariners makes the list with their slow finishes to the season. Eugenio Suarez will always be a threat with his power, but he failed to hit any home runs in the final two weeks of the season and struck out at an alarming rate. Moreover, both Crawford and Santana have struggled to make an offensive impact recently, an encouraging trend for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.

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George Kirby – 12.1 IP, 7.30 ERA, 4.25 FIP (3 starts)

One of four talented starters for the Mariners, Kirby was a little shaky in the last few starts of his season. It remains to be seen whether we will see Kirby as a starter or a reliever for this series, but Kirby’s recent struggles will certainly be welcome news for Blue Jays hitters.

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