After starting off June with finishing a series win over the Tigers and finishing a sweep of the Yankees (Monday was a makeup game of a series that the M’s won the first two of) the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of having one of the best months of the season.
We’ve seen Michael Saunders, James Jones, Robinson Cano, and Kyle Seager really turn things up last month and this month will be no different. All four of these players are the key to having a June that Mariners fans will never forget.
The Mariners right now are on a winning streak and now will go to Atlanta to face the Braves. The Braves are sorta like the Mariners, they struggle from time to time in hitting so this two game series could see the Mariners sweep the Braves.
The Mariners will face the Rays, Padres, Royals, and the Astros on the road for this month. The M’s home games will see the Yankees one more time, Rangers, Padres, Red Sox, and the Indians.
Excluding the Astros the Mariners have an opportunity to really have an amazing month of June and could see the Mariners win 18 to 20 games this month and make a real statement in both the American League West and the Wild Card.
Key players for this month are Felix Hernandez, Kuma, Saunders, Jones, Cano, Seager, Dominic Leone, and Brad Miller. That’s right I said Brad Miller. The reason I say Miller because he seems to be finding his swing the last few games including a home run in the series win over the Tigers and a 2-RBI single against the Yankees.
If the Mariners can do this they will make everyone see that this team is a possible contender for the playoffs.