(1090 The Fan) – After the Mariners ended a 1-5 road trip in Texas last week, groans around the Puget Sound region started increase in volume.

It’s amazing what a return trip home can do.

The Mariners turned things around last weekend by taking 3 of 4 from the Angels and then 2 of 3 from the Orioles this week — two series wins in a row.

What has also been evident in this 5-2 stretch is that the bats are waking up a bit. The team is still far behind the pack, but Seattle has has doubled its run output from the horrid Texas road trip — leading the surge has been Kyle Seager and Michael Morse. Seager is leading the team offensively with a .288/.352/.477 line while Morse’s power is grabbing the attention of the rest of the league (he’s part of a three-way tie for the most home runs in the American League).

Todd Pheifer of the Bleacher Report makes the case that the offensive starting to blossom can be contagious to guys like Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley.

He says, “veterans like Morse and Kendrys Morales blending with youngsters” can create a “solid, if not spectacular offense.”

Read Pheifer’s entire breakdown: Seattle Mariners: Offense Starting to Come Alive in 2013

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