After a two-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies, most should have an idea of who the Flow Bros are. Both are young players who have helped the Seattle Mariners reach .500 for the first time this season.
With RF Mitch Haniger injured, former AAA Player of the Year, Ben Gamel, has had to fill the void at RF and he has for sure made a name for himself in the big leagues. Gamel was acquired last year from the New York Yankees and he came up to the big leagues at the end of last season. He was supposed to be the starting right fielder, but Mitch Haniger won the starting job in spring training.
With the injury to Haniger, Gamel has an opportunity to prove himself as an everyday outfielder in the Mariners lineup. Currently playing RF and batting 2nd, Gamel was a big contributor to the Mariners in their sweep of the Phillies.
With Gamel doing so well, nobody can forget about super utility player, Taylor Motter. The Mariners acquired him in the trade for Drew Smyly. Motter was just a throw-in and has really helped the Mariners as a utility player. The “forgotten” player in the trade has been a great value to the Mariners.
The first flow bro started in place of Jean Segura when he was hurt and since Segura has returned, it’s impossible to keep Motter out of the lineup. Motter has started at 4 different positions this season so far, mostly at SS and 3B, replacing injured players.
Taylor Motter saw limited playing time in Tampa Bay, but has been one of the most consistent bats in the Mariners lineup this year. He drove in the game-winning run against the Phillies when the Mariners came back from a 4-run deficit twice in one game.
The offense has been on fire recently, led by Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel, who tore the Phillies apart. The Mariners look to keep their hot streak going against the Toronto Blue Jays.