Questions about starting a winning streak or ending a losing streak usually are answered when Felix Hernandez is on the mound. Although the Mariners are struggling, the franchise’s ace has been putting up quality performance after quality performance to give the team multiple chances at turning points.
In their first game in June, the New York Yankees lit up Hernandez for seven earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. The Mariners are three games under .500 exactly 50 games into the season and trail the Houston Astros by 7.5 games for the division-lead.
Even though Hernandez showed he is indeed human, the Mariners still search for a launching point for their 2015 season. With an eventual dry spot bound to occur for the Astros, Seattle can still be optimistic about being in the playoff race.
Below are the most and least expensive tickets to Mariners games on the secondary market for the month of June.
Most Expensive: 6/12/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $123.54 | Get-in Price: $12 | Gym Bag Giveaway/Fireworks
6/13/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $119.25| Get-in Price: $16 | MercyMe Concert Postgame
6/14/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $107.58 | Get-in Price: $10 | BBQ Apron Giveaway
This says more about the state of the Houston Astros more than it does about the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners’ three most expensive games in June are road dates at Minute Maid Park. Houston is enjoying their best season in quite some time, having the best record in the American League at 32-20. Each of the three games have entertaining promotional items for the fans, including giveaways, a fireworks show and a MercyMe concert after the game on June 13. This could be one of the most important series of the season for Seattle.
6/18/2015 | Seattle Mariners vs. San Francisco Giants | Safeco Field | Average Price: $72.99 | Get-in Price: $23
The Mariners can’t avoid some of the first teams to reach 30 victories. There are five teams with 30 or more victories entering June and the Mariners face two of them in the middle of the month in succession. When digging deeper, the Mariners have a brutal stretch from June 12-24. They play three games at Minute Maid Park, then face the Giants in home-and-home four-game set, and then face the Astros and Kansas City Royals at home. The Mariners will see plenty of quality baseball in the middle of the month.
Least Expensive: 6/4/2015 | Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays | Safeco Field | Average Price: $26 | Get-in Price: $6
The trend of playing quality teams throughout the month just doesn’t stop, as the Rays have been a surprise contender in the early going, hovering around first place in the AL East. The Mariners draw them for their least expensive tickets of the month, and they also have a meeting with the Yankees to kick off the month, meaning they’re facing the top two teams in the AL East division to start off June. It could ultimately be an important stretch for the club.