The Seattle Mariners picked up a much needed series win against the Baltimore Orioles, but 6 games out of the Athletics and just 21 games left in the season it seems as if time is running out. Wins are definitely a welcome happening; however, given that the clock is ticking, big wins are needed and needed in abundance going forward.
Sep 3 vs Baltimore W 2 – 1
Erasmo Ramierz had a great outing going 5 1/3 innings with just 1 run allowed and 5 strikeouts. Ryon Healy was the hero this day offensively with a 4th inning single that scored Robbie Cano.
Sep 4 vs Baltimore L 5 – 3
Tensions ran rough as a meltdown pitching and offensively saw a microcosm of the entire season manifest in fisticuffs between Dee Gordan and Jean Segura. While loose lips were confined, one can only guess that the offensive woes of this season bubbled to the surface.
Wade LeBlanc had a good outing, however, offense wasnt the only problem as after 6 innings Adam Warren came into to relieve and surrendered 3 runs on 3 hits.
Sep 5 vs Baltimore W 5 – 2
The Mariners would put it all together with scoring and defense this day. The 5th inning would see Denard Span complement a 411 ft homer by Nelson Cruz on the way to victory.
Mike Leake would et his 9th win off 6 innings of shut out ball. Edwin Diaz would also get a perfect 8th with a shutout 2 strike out 8th for his 53rd save of the year.