2. One game playoff game against the Angels (October 2, 1995)
“He scores! Everybody scores!” those words still are ringing in my ear. The Mariners fought all season long to get where they were in this one game, and Randy Johnson put on one of the greatest pitching performances in Mariners history.
Johnson went all 9 innings striking out 12 Angel hitters. Luis Sojo‘s bases clearing double was a big reason why the M’s won, the team put up 9 runs on the Angels and pounded former M’s pitcher Mark Langston.
This game is at number 2 since the fact that this one game sent us to the team’s first playoff appearance in team history and it capped off an amazing comeback in the season, as the M’s came back 13 games in August to win the AL West.
1. Felix’s perfecto (August 15, 2010)
There’s just no other choice. When Felix Hernandez started on August 15, 2010 he brought his A++ game. You knew something special was going to happen, on the first play of the games Eric Thames made a great running catch to record the first of 27 outs.
Brendan Ryan made a number of plays that saved Felix keep the perfecto bid. The M’s won 1-0 but just watching this game and watching Felix go out and pitch like he did was more special to watch then anything. Every out I was on the edge of my seat and I heard Rick Rizzs’ call before I heard Dave Sims. That day Felix was truly the King of Seattle.