Mariners: Top-5 Moments During 8-Game Win Streak
4. Aoki Homers Not Once, But Twice- In Wins 3 and 7
Sure, this is technically two moments, but what matters is, Aoki is on fire. During the win streak, Aoki hit .400. He also added two doubles and six RBI. What stood out above all this was his two home runs.
By no means is Aoki considered a power-hitter. In his five year career, Aoki has hit multiple home runs in the same week only 5 times.
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When he hit his first home run in Oakland against the Athletics, he was surly relieved. It was his first home run since May. The homer also proved to be vital, as the Mariners would win by a narrow margin, 3-2.
The second home run, showed it itself four days later, this time versus the Angels. The homer was lost in the 8-0 route, but it was a defining moment of the hot streak. If Aoki of all people could hit with that type of consistent power, how could any pitcher stop the Mariners?