Cano Makes History in M’s Comeback

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I’m not going to lie. Mike Montgomery got down 4-0 right away yesterday and I turned the game off. Because I’ve officially buried the M’s playoff chances, the final scores don’t matter to me. I just want to watch good baseball.

I go to work at 5:30 AM Eastern Time. Watching a Mariners game requires I stay up until at least 1 AM. It’s worth it. I love the Mariners. The grogginess of the next morning means nothing compared to the thrill of watching quality M’s baseball with my girlfriend or family, or even by myself.

But last night I couldn’t do it. Not after what appeared to be another M’s loss.

But then a weird thing happened: I went to bed, and I woke up to some news: The Mariners had won 6-5. The Seattle Mariners bullpen actually kept a game in striking distance and shut the door. Another team imploded and the Mariners won.

And then I learned the Mariners made a little history.

Eleven straight 30-double seasons to start a career for Robinson Cano. Two of those seasons have come with the Mariners.

Robinson Cano had a terrible first half of the season. I’ve read he was sick and I’ve read he was sad about the death of a family member. Whatever the reason, Cano was not good, and that’s part of the reason that the Mariners aren’t good.

But Robinson Cano has had an unreal second half of the year. His average has climbed to a very respectable .277. He has 14 homers. He’s hitting .343 in the second half of the season.

This record also shows a picture of durability, as just remaining healthy enough to accomplish this feat is very impressive.

Robinson Cano may never be worth the money the M’s are paying him, but he’s still very good. Keep appreciating him.

Congratulations, Robbie.

Go M’s!

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