Crawford went 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Crawford was one of the few productive hitters for the Mariners, as he was able to reach safely for the third time in the last four games. The brief stretch represents a rare taste of success at the plate in September for the shortstop, who's still slashing just .176/.271/.255 across the 59 plate appearances he's logged during the month. One bright spot is that Crawford has at least shown a penchant for timely hitting in that span, as he's managed to parlay his nine hits into 10 RBI.
Crawford went 1-for-5 with two RBI in the Mariners' 6-4 loss to the Giants on Thursday. He also struck out three times.
Despite the timely knock, Crawford slid further into what is now a 4-for-26 slump. The 25-year-old is slashing .233/.337/.668 through 163 at-bats in 2020.
The Mariners reinstated Crawford (personal) from the bereavement list Wednesday.
Crawford missed five games after leaving the team last week following a death in his family. Now that he's been reinstated, Crawford should step back in as the Mariners' everyday shortstop and primary leadoff option in Wednesday's "home" game against the Giants in San Francisco.
The Mariners are expected to activate Crawford (personal) from the bereavement list within the next few days, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Crawford remains in California after leaving the team over the weekend following a death in his family, but he should arrive in Seattle before the end of the week. However, because he'll need to clear COVID-19 intake testing before being eligible to play, Crawford looks poised to miss at least a few more games. The Mariners will lean on combination of Dylan Moore, Donovan Walton and Dee Strange-Gordon to fill in at shortstop while Crawford is away.
Crawford was placed on the bereavement list Friday.
The bereavement list is typically for players dealing with serious family health issues, so Crawford will be away from the team for a few days. Dee Strange-Gordon and Dylan Moore are the likely candidates to see time at shortstop during his absence.
Crawford went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBI, a run scored and a walk in Tuesday's loss against the Giants.
Crawford might have produced just one knock at the top of the order, but it was a significant one -- he cleared the bases with a three-RBI double in the top of the second. Crawford has gone seven straight games without a multi-hit effort, though, and he is hitting just .154 with a .659 OPS in that span. Perhaps Tuesday's three-RBI effort could boost his confidence moving forward, as the shortstop has struggled offensively during most of the campaign.
Crawford went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run during Friday's win over the Rangers.
Crawford extended Seattle's lead with a three-run shot off Taylor Hearn in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old is now averaging .248/.338/.358 on the season with two long balls and 23 runs scored.
Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's loss against the Angels.
The Mariners mustered only seven hits in 31 at-bats against Angels pitching, and Crawford was the only player who notched more than one knock. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .256 this season, but he has posted a .347 on-base percentage and is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak.
Crawford went a combined 3-for-7 with a stolen base and three runs in a pair of seven-inning doubleheader games against the Padres on Thursday.
Crawford led off both contests and set his teammates up well in each. The shortstop has now hit safely in five of his last six games, boosting his previously plummeting stat line back to .244/.336/.319. While there's naturally still plenty of room for improvement in those numbers, Crawford sported a .282 average and .391 on-base percentage as recently as Aug. 15, so he's certainly capable of continuing his ascent.
Crawford went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Crawford had fallen ice cold after a hot start, managing just two hits in his last 33 at-bats entering play Tuesday. He drew a walk off Chris Paddack in his first plate appearance and then homered on a Paddack fastball the next inning, Crawford's first long ball of the season. He's still a work in progress at the plate, but the Mariners aren't going anywhere and have nothing to lose by giving Crawford everyday at-bats.
Crawford is not starting Thursday against the Dodgers, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Crawford will get what appears to be a routine day off following a string of 11 straight starts. Through 25 games this season, the shortstop is hitting .234/.336/.287 with four stolen bases and 15 runs scored. Dylan Moore is covering shortstop in his place Thursday.
Crawford went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs in a win over the Rangers on Monday.
Teammates Dylan Moore, Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager handled the big hits in the Mariners' 10-run barrage, and Crawford effectively set the table, crossing the plate twice. The young shortstop now has a five-game hitting streak, although it's been completely devoid of extra-base hits thus far.
Crawford isn't in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.
Crawford has played well while starting in every game to this point, but he'll get a breather Friday. Dee Gordon will take over at shortstop and bat eighth in the series opener against Colorado.
Crawford went 2-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Angels.
Crawford kept up his hot hitting, and contributed on the scoreboard with his two-run single in the ninth inning. The shortstop also stole his first two bases of the season. He's hit safely in four straight games (6-for-15) with four RBI and six runs scored in that span. The 25-year-old is slashing .375/.516/.583 through seven contests.
Crawford went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and two walks in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the Angels.
Crawford notched a single in the top of the fourth, walked in the top of the sixth -- sparking Andrew Heaney's departure in what would be a five-run inning for the Mariners -- walked in the seventh once again and capped his night off with a two-RBI single in the eighth. Crawford is enjoying a hot start to the season and is now riding a three-game hitting streak, going 4-for-10 (.400) with four walks and just one strikeout during that span.
Crawford went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs in a loss to the Astros on Monday.
The hot-hitting shortstop pushed his early-season on-base percentage to .529 with Monday's effort, which saw Crawford reach safely for the third consecutive contest. Just as encouraging is the fact the 25-year-old has struck out just once in his first 17 plate appearances after averaging a whiff every 4.8 PAs in 2019. The usual caveats regarding the small four-game sample naturally apply, but Crawford's hot start is certainly a welcome sight under any circumstance after his unsightly .226/.313/.371 line in a career-high 93 games last season.
Crawford went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples and scored a run in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Astros.
Crawford showed off his speed with the pair of triples, and he was able to score in the fifth inning after a Mallex Smith groundout. The 25-year-old Crawford had four triples and five stolen bases in 93 games last season. It appears Crawford will be the primary shortstop for the Mariners this season, but Dee Gordon could earn some time there as well.
Crawford, who has remained in the Arizona area while spring training has been suspended, is likely to be present for the informal workouts the Mariners will allow players to conduct at their Peoria complex beginning this week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The team's spring training facility is set to open either Monday or Tuesday for voluntary workouts, making the Mariners one of many teams around MLB that will be granting limited access to players in coming days. Crawford has been working out on his own in the area, but having access to at least certain parts of the facility will allow him to presumably ramp up baseball-specific activities with the proper equipment.
Crawford put together a strong Cactus League resume before spring training was suspended and is ticketed for a major role this season as the everyday shortstop, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old shortstop worked to put on muscle this offseason, and the extra strength was paying some nice dividends this spring. Crawford slashed .400/.429/.560 with two triples, five RBI, two walks, two stolen bases and two runs across 10 exhibitions before the pause in play, raising the already robust expectations for him ahead of the 2020 season. Crawford will look to improve on both contact and hard-hit rates this season after posting pedestrian 75.9 and 28.4 percent figures in those categories, respectively, in 2019.
Crawford spent the offseason working with strength and conditioning coach James Clifton and put on 10 pounds of muscle, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old frequently made a mockery of big-league pitching during a breakout June last season, slashing .338/.413/.569 with two home runs and 17 RBI across 16 games during the month. However, that surge was followed by a significant downturn over the last three months of the season, with Crawford hitting just .178 across his final 60 games and also missing some time due to a strained right hamstring. Both the extended slump and the injury pointed toward a need for Crawford to get stronger, hence his diligent offseason program aimed at achieving that goal. The promising shortstop, who flashed an improve glove last season, says he already feels the increased strength paying dividends in terms of both the exit velocity of his batted balls and his throws across the diamond.
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