Mariners finally win a series, take out the D-Backs

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It was about darn time, after losing 3 straight series and losing ground in the AL West, the Seattle Mariners took 2 of 3 from the Arizona Diamondbacks. While August has been difficult, the Mariners have seen a return of Robinson Cano and some ingenuity in the pitching lineups. Whether the M’s can continue this or not remains to be seen; however, what we saw this weekend give the True to the Blue some hope. The M’s are just 4 out form the wild card and 6 ½ from the AL West as we enter the last 5 weeks of ball. And with 2 series against the Oakland Athletics and one against the Houston Astros, there is hope—and with hope alive, there is still excitement form true Mariner fans.

24‎ ‎Aug @ Arizona W 6 – 3

The weekend started quite well as a 5th inning outburst by the M’s put the DBacks in quite the hole. Dee Gordan would get on base then advance on a steal then score on a throwing error by Arizona’s Zack Godley. Jean Segura would knock in Mitch Haniger on the way to a 4 run 3rd inning. As well, under much scrutiny, Erasmo Ramierez won hist 1st game of the year with 6 innings of just 1 earned run to win the game. Edwin Diaz would notch his 49th save of the year good enough for the MB lead. ‎

25‎ ‎Aug @ Arizona W 4 – 3 ‎

Yet another extra inning win was the order of the day as newly acquired Denard Span hit a 406 ft homer to win the game in the 10th inning. “Frenchy” Wade LeBlanc kept the M’s in the game with a 6 inning 1 run game that saw him strike out 6 batters. Unfortunately, the DBacks pitcher Robbie Ray matched him with 5 innings of 1 run ball that held the M’s down. The good news was that the DBacks relivers would have a late meltdown. Kyle Seager double down the right field line would score Jean Segura and Andrew Romine in the 9th, setting up Span for the winner in the 10th.

26‎ ‎Aug @ Arizona L 5 – 2

A 5th inning capped by a Paul Goldschmidt homer put the Mariners in a bind that they could not overcome. Mike Leak would have a disastrous 5ht that saw him surrender 5 runs. The M’s offense couldn’t keep up as Goldschmidt broke out of his slump and took the M’s to task.

AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 80 50 .615 0.0
Oakland 79 52 .603 1.5
Seattle 74 57 .565 6.5
LA Angels 63 68 .481 17.5
Texas 58 74 .439 23.0

 

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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.

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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.