The Mariners took two games out of a big three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. They are still a game under .500 at 51-52 but are still in the wild card mix. The Mariners are currently three games back of the Royals for the second wild card spot.
James Paxton led the M’s to a shutout victory in game one. Game two went 13 innings until Jean Segura trickled a seeing eye single up the middle to walk it off. Guillermo Heredia had a bigger game, however, hitting a three-run home run earlier in the game and then scoring the winning run in the 13th.
The Mariners dropped game three but are in a great position before the trade deadline to still make a wild card run. Up next, the team welcomes the New York Mets to Seattle for a three game set beginning on Friday.
The team continued their hot hitting in the two games they won, and the pitching was better than usual. Since the All-Star break, they are 8-5 and have slowly started to get back on track. Now they enter the Mets series having won three of their last four series.
While the Mets are 47-51 in third place in the NL East, they have won six of their last seven contests. If the Mariners can pull off another series win, they will be at .500. A series sweep would put them two over.
The following series won’t make or break the season but it certainly can keep the Mariners on the right track if they want a taste of the postseason. And within the next few days, maybe another addition or two could improve the team just enough to get there.