Mariners: Top-5 Moments During 8-Game Win Streak
2. Lind Goes Slammin’- In Win 1
Adam Lind didn’t know that his grand slam would have been one of the igniting flames of the Mariners hot streak, but all indications point to it helping fuel the fire.
Sitting five games back in the Wild Card race on September7th, few believed at this point that the Mariners could make a playoff run. Lind must have been someone who believed that wasn’t true and did something to begin changing people’s minds.
Facing the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, Lind came into a beautiful opportunity. In the first frame, with the bases loaded, Lind would drive a no-doubter to center field.
The home run padded the Mariner lead that was once 1-0, now making it 5-0. That one swing of the bat increased the M’s chances of winning by 17%. And it would be more than enough run support to give the Mariners that big first win of the streak.
Not to be forgotten, and equally important to the streak and the win that day, Lind would go on to add a solo shot in the sixth inning.