1B - SEA
Evan White went a combined 3-for-7 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in the Mariners doubleheader against the A's on Saturday.
White went 0-for-3 in Game 1 but came alive in Game 2 smacking a solo home run and a double while picking up a pair of RBI. The rookie first baseman experienced some growing pains this year but flashed his talent, especially defensively, for the rebuilding Mariners. He enters the final game of the regular season with a .180/.258/.354 batting line to go along with eight home runs and 26 RBI across 178 at-bats. Despite his struggles the M's will stick with him going forward.
Evan White went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the Mariners 6-1 win over the Astros on Monday.
This game was shaping up as a pitcher's duel until the bottom of the seventh inning when the Mariners offense finally broke through against Lance McCullers. Ty France laced an RBI double to get Seattle on board before White drilled a three-run homer, his seventh of the year, to extend the Mariners lead by four. Overall it's been a rough season for the young first baseman but he's flashed at times. He's slashing .181/.263/.350 with seven home runs and 24 RBI across 160 at-bats.
Evan White simply was the offense for the M's on Friday when he went 2-for-3 with a solo home run as the Mariners lost to the Padres 6-1.
The Mariners mustered only three hits all night and White was responsible for two of them. He took Pierce Johnson deep in the eighth inning, his sixth HR of the year, to put the Mariners only run on the board. It was his first home run since August 22nd. Even with the multi-hit performance White is still batting well below .200 at .173 with a .589 OPS across 150 at-bats. It's been a rough rookie season the promising 24-year old.
Evan White went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk in the Mariners 6-4 loss to the Giants on Thursday.
The struggles continue for White, who is now on a 7-for-43 cold streak in September with no home runs and just one extra-base hit. The first baseman's first "full" season hasn't gone as expected as he's shown flashes of his talent but hasn't hit the ball with any semblance of consistency. White owns a .163/.248/.306 batting line with five home runs, 20 RBI, and a rough 65:16 K/BB ratio across 147 at-bats. The Mariners have given him every chance to succeed so the hope is that he can turn things around and finish the final 10 games on a high note.
Evan White went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run in the Mariners' 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.
White has had a much better start to September than he was able to put together in August, going 4-for-13 with three walks and three RBI over the first four games of the month.