Michael “The Condor” Saunders stats for the week of July 2nd through July 8th:
Home Runs: 0
What Went Wrong? Saunders was charged with his third error of the year on a ball that took a tough hop on the normally reliable grass of Safeco Field.
What Went Right? After a long stretch where he went without drawing many free passes, Saunders picked up three walks in five games last week, helping wrap up a successful first half that saw the Condor post a .743 OPS to go along with 20 doubles, eight home runs, and 13 stolen bases. It’s safe to say that Saunders has exceeded any expectations that fans had for him coming into the season, and he’s provided one of the few bright spots in another lost year for the Mariners. Here’s hoping he can continue to prove doubters wrong in the second half.