Boy, was I ever doubting that we’d win that game yesterday. And I mean that going in; once the game started and we were down 3-0, I was SURE we were going to lose.
But, these are your Comeback Kids; time and time again they’ve done the unthinkable. At least, unthinkable by last year’s standards. THIS year, I dunno, maybe we have to realize, once and for all, that these are NOT the 2010 Seattle Mariners.
Yesterday’s game had it all. Ichiro tripled home two runs; Brendan Ryan succeeded in getting down the suicide squeeze to tie the game; Greg Halman – in his first game as a Mariner this season – went 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBI; Jamey Wright blew the 8th inning (when we had a 2-run lead) by giving up three runs; the M’s came right back in the bottom of the 8th with a Kennedy RBI single and an Olivo 3-run bomb; and Brandon League notched his 16th save.
That sealed it. 6th consecutive series win. A crazy-good record since April 26th. And yet, we’re still 2.5 games back of Texas because they’ve been on a tear of late. They just went on the road and swept Cleveland in 4 games! If Cleveland can’t slow this team down, who will?
I dunno, but there’s still reason to be optimistic for the rest of this month. We have seven games against the White Sox and the Tigers (who we’ve dominated thus far). Then, we’re at home against a couple of good teams (Anaheim & Philly) before a quick 3-game set in D.C. before coming right back home to play Florida (where we’ll be the road team in our own stadium) and Atlanta to close out June. That’s a lot of home cookin’.
Here’s to keeping the streak of series wins alive! Game time 5pm tonight.