Wainwright chasing 20 wins, faces sputtering Seattle offense

Wainwright chasing 20 wins, faces sputtering Seattle offense

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Wainwright chasing 20 wins, faces sputtering Seattle offense

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by JJ Bailey / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 14 at 12:52 PM

(BaseballStL) -- The Mariners are the team equivalent of Adam Dunn. The 65-win club has the third most homers in baseball, and they’re 20 games out in the AL West.

In the American League, Seattle is last in batting average, third to last in on base percentage and third to last in strikeouts.

Despite blasting 168 home runs, they are second to last in runs in the AL, and have only 1,203 hits; which is narrow 12-hit lead on the league-worst Astros.

If there were any team Adam Wainwright wants to face while chasing his 17th win, it would be the Mariners.

Waino is after another 20-win season, the second of his career. It will be a tight window, as he has only has four starts left and would need to win all of them to hit the mark.

Seattle is ice cold coming into St. Louis, hitting .217 in the last two weeks and sub-.200 in the last seven days.

They were just swept at home by the Houston Astros after going 15-for-97 (.154) and being outscored 25-7.

All signs would point to win number 17 for the Cardinal ace, and his next three starts (barring any rest or rotation shuffling) come against the Rockies, the Nationals and Cubs. 

JJ Bailey covers the Cardinals for KMOV.com and the BaseballStL app. Follow him on twitter@jungborednbroke and on @baseballstl_app for updates. 

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