Lopes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 12-3 win over the Athletics in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.
Lopes contributed an RBI single in an eight-run third inning for the Mariners and also scored during the rally on a two-run single by Dee Strange-Gordon. In the sixth, Lopes added a solo shot off reliever T.J. McFarland. The two-hit performance snapped an 0-for-12 skid for Lopes. He's hitting .245/.286/.374 with two homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases in 45 games this year.
Lopes, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Padres on Sunday, is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with four two-baggers, three RBI, one walk and four runs in seven September games.
Lopes returned to the active roster last Monday to serve as the 29th man for a doubleheader against the Athletics that day, and he has stuck around and started on four subsequent occasions. The 26-year-old utility man is slashing a modest .258/.299/.375 across 127 plate appearances in 2020, but 12 of his 31 hits have gone for extra bases.
Lopes got the start at DH and hit ninth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-5 win over the A's.
He then started in right field and hit sixth in the nightcap but wasn't able to build on his earlier performance, going 0-for-2. Lopes had been officially added to the roster as the 29th man for the twin bill, but he may have done enough to stick around on the roster past Monday. On the season, the 26-year-old is slashing .257/.297/.381 through 34 games with a homer, five steals, 11 RBI and 12 runs.
Lopes was called up to serve as the 29th man for Monday's doubleheader against Oakland.
Lopes spent most of the season in a fairly regular role for the Mariners before being optioned in early September. He did very little with his opportunities, hitting .240/.283/.340. He'll get another chance to prove himself Monday, however, as he'll bat ninth and serve as the designated hitter in the first game of the day.
Lopes was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Friday.
Lopes hasn't done much at the plate in 106 plate appearances this season, hitting just .240/.340/.623. He'll make way on the roster for Dylan Moore (wrist), who returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Lopes is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.
Lopes will take a seat for the second straight game while Jose Marmolejos receives a turn as the Mariners' designated hitter. Considering Marmolejos will be picking up his fifth consecutive start Monday and bats from the left side of the plate, he could settle into the large side of a platoon with Lopes, who has posted a .623 OPS over 106 plate appearances this season.
Lopes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Lopes will take a seat after starting each of the past three games, during which he 2-for-11 with a double, a walk and two RBI. His move to the bench will clear room in left field for Jose Marmolejos.
Lopes is not starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Padres, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Lopes is slashing .239/.280/.341 with one home run and five steals through 28 games this season. Austin Nola is covering DH in this one, with Joseph Odom setting up behind the dish.
Lopes will be on the bench Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Lopes had started nine of the last 10 games heading into Tuesday's contest. Dee Gordon will get the start in left field in his absence.
Lopes went 2-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Astros on Friday.
With the only multi-hit effort on the night for the Mariners, Lopes continues to make a case for consistent playing time. The 26-year-old has a five-game hitting streak and has started each of the last seven games at either a corner outfield spot or designated hitter. His .278/.339/.407 line through 59 plate appearances isn't earth-shattering by any stretch, but it includes four doubles along with four stolen bases and renders Lopes one of the more dependable bats on an inconsistent Mariners squad.
Lopes started as the designated hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers and went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run.
Lopes was joined by Kyle Seager as the only other Mariners hitter to reach base multiple times in a quiet night for the offense. The versatile utility option also swiped his fourth base of the season and has now hit safely in four of the last five contests overall.
Lopes went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Lopes had been unable to get going with the bat in August after entering the month with a .308 average, but he's now hit safely in two of the last three games. The 26-year-old utility asset has played five games apiece in each corner outfield spot thus far, and Sunday's production brought his season slash to .238/.273/.381 (44 plate appearances).
Lopes will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Rockies, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Despite going 1-for-7 in the first two games of the series to drop his season average to .231, Lopes will pick up his third consecutive start to close out the weekend. Though Lopes isn't yet locked in as a lineup regular, he could get more opportunities if fellow outfielder Mallex Smith -- who is slashing .135/.179/.189 on the season -- continues to struggle.
Lopes is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.
Lopes, who is 8-for-32 with one home run, two steals and 11 strikeouts this season, will sit for the fifth time in six games. Dee Gordon is starting in left field and hitting seventh in this one.
Lopes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Lopes will head to the bench for the fourth time in five games as Dylan Moore gets the start in left field Wednesday. In 11 games this season, Lopes is 8-for-32 with a home run and two steals.
Lopes is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics.
Lopes followed a stretch in which he started six straight games by sitting for three in a row. The Mariners' plans at the corner outfield and designated hitter spots remain somewhat unclear. Jose Marmolejos and Mallex Smith will start in the outfield corners Monday, with Daniel Vogelbach serving as the designated hitter.
Lopes is not in the lineup Saturday against Oakland.
Lopes sits after starting six straight games, a stretch in which he hit .320 with a homer and a pair of steals. Jose Marmolejos starts in left field Saturday, with Dylan Moore in right.
Lopes went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Angels.
Lopes reached on an infield single in the ninth inning, then stole second and came around to score on a Kyle Lewis single. The 26-year-old Lopes has now hit safely in five straight games -- his recent success at the dish earned him a turn at the No. 2 spot in the batting order Thursday. He's scored five runs, stolen two bases and hit a homer in six contests. As long as he keeps swinging a hot bat, it's likely Lopes will see a good chunk of the starts in left field.
Lopes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Mariners' 10-2 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
The homer was Lopes' second in 45 career games at the big-league level. He was starting for the third consecutive day, this time at DH, batting fifth. Lopes was absent from the starting lineup for the team's first two games, but the recent lineup trends are encouraging and we know Lopes can run. He stole 31 bases between Tacoma and Seattle last season.
Lopes went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two runs in Sunday's win against the Astros.
Lopes' name was in the starting lineup for the first time this season for Sunday's contest, and he responded with a three-hit performance as the Mariners put together a comeback win. The 26-year-old slashed .270/.359/.360 with one home run, 12 RBI and six stolen bases over 41 games last season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||@ OAK||L 2-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/26||vs OAK||W 12-3||4||2||2||1||2||0||0|
|09/26||@ OAK||W 5-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs HOU||W 3-2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/22||vs HOU||L 1-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||vs HOU||W 6-1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/20||vs SD||L 4-7||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AFA-High Desert Maverick||4||12||2||3||0||1||0||1||--||1||0||0||.250||.250||.417|
|2014||AFA-High Desert Maverick||114||421||54||100||16||7||4||44||37||81||18||7||.237||.307||.337|
|2017||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||128||469||49||127||27||4||7||50||49||86||19||9||.271||.338||.390|