Seattle Mariners Season Review: Top 5 Moments in April
4. Robinson Cano Reaches 1,000 RBI Milestone- April, 26th
It just so happens that the next moment on the countdown happen the day after Seager’s. It was another day with another milestone. This was a big moment not just for Cano but for the Mariners that day.
Already up 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth against the Houston Astros, Cano stepped into the batters box. He would hit a bloop knock to shallow center to bring in runners from second and third.
The play wasn’t over at that point -Ketel Marte would sneakily make it home as cano would maneuver his way to second- but the two runs batted in meant that Cano had reached one thousandth RBI.
Hitting that kind of milestone is a big deal for the Mariners organization. Both Ken Griffey Jr. and A-Rod both went onto reach most of their big milestones with other clubs.
In the context of the season, the Mariners would go on to win the game reaching their longest winning streak in this early point of the season. Cano’s six RBI that day, which included a big grand slam would be the most RBIs he would total in one game all year. It was one of Cano’s best outings this season, and it happened to be on a day where he hit the one thousand RBI mark.