Alonso’s two run shot keeps M”s in Wild Card hunt
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Alonso’s two run shot keeps M”s in Wild Card hunt

The Seattle Mariners take two of three from the Baltimore Orioles, keeping them in range of a Wild Card shot. And as long as there is hope, there is a chance to find the M’s in a playoff game for the 1st time in 16 years.  There is plenty of work ahead to still do.

‎Aug‎ ‎14 vs Baltimore L 11 – 3‎

Aug‎ ‎15 vs Baltimore W 3 – 1

‎Aug‎ ‎16 vs Baltimore W 7 – 6

Ridiculous pitching stat

It should be known that pitching for the Seattle Mariners can be hazardous to your health, or even your career. With 37 different pitchers and 15 different starters the Mariners are like that sushi joint you go to that has the carrousel  of food of delectable treats, but you don’t get enough of what you want and have to be patient to wait for the next tasty morsel.

On Tuesdays, the M’s added left-hander Andrew Albers to the roster, as well as bringing back starter Sam Gaviglio.  Thayago Vieria and Casey Lawrence were optioned and Christian Bergman was DFA’d.

Look for right handed reliever David Phelps to make his return. The star reliever from Miami  (brought over in a trade for Steve Cischek) was doing well with the M’s with a  1-1 record and 2.57 ERA. But just as what’s normal for this years team, he succumbed to the injury bug and hurt his elbow on August 16.  The good news is that his rehab assignment is upcoming this weekend and he would bring some sorely needed stability to this staff.

Over Yonder we find some help

On Wednesday, we would see Yonder Alosno’s 1st home run as a Mariner. Brought over from the Oakland Athletics, this 2017 All-Star has been looked to for an offensive spark. Traded for minor league prospect Boog Powell, so far it looks to be rough going as Alonso had only 5 hits in 7 games.  That all changed as a booming shot put the M’s up 3-1, a lead they would take to the eventual win.

If he can get hot, we may see an injection of offense that has been missing as of late.


Wild Card W L Pct
NY Yankees 64 55 .538
LA Angels 62 59 .512
Kansas City 61 59 .508
Minnesota 59 58 .504
Seattle 61 61 .500


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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.