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.

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I’m a 22-year-old Seattle Mariners fan who is into everything baseball. I was born in Kent, WA in 1995 and was six the last time they made the playoffs. I played the sport myself through high school, and once I realized I wasn’t good enough at playing, I knew I had to go a different route to continue to be around the game I love. In June of 2017 I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Eastern Washington University. I wrote for the school newspaper during my two years there covering the athletic department as well as the football and basketball teams. Going forward, I aim to keep writing and hope to cover the sport I love.
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MLB Department Head | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a 22-year-old Seattle Mariners fan who is into everything baseball. I was born in Kent, WA in 1995 and was six the last time they made the playoffs. I played the sport myself through high school, and once I realized I wasn’t good enough at playing, I knew I had to go a different route to continue to be around the game I love. In June of 2017 I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Eastern Washington University. I wrote for the school newspaper during my two years there covering the athletic department as well as the football and basketball teams. Going forward, I aim to keep writing and hope to cover the sport I love.
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