Seattle Mariners Season Review: Top 5 Moments of May
By Adam Levi
2. Mariners Storm Back To Complete Sweep Of A’s- May 4th
Before there were any blown saves in May, the Mariners preserved a win by erasing a late four run defect to steal a win against their division rivals.
The Mariners put themselves in themselves in a couple of holes that night. Early on, they went down 2-0, but would surge ahead to take the lead 4-2. That lead didn’t hold for very long. In the next half inning the M’s would implode. They allowed the Athletics to score six runs on six singles and two errors. The score was now 8-4 A’s.
Wanting to make a statement, the Mariners did all they could to fight their way back into the game. Lead by Dae-ho Lee, they would not only catch up, but pass the A’s.
In the sixth, the first of Lee’s two home runs that day would cut the lead to 8-5. Later that frame, the M’s would score another run via a sacrifice fly.
In the seventh, the Mariners continued their comeback. A Kyle Seager RBI single cut the lead once more, this time to 8-7. And, two batters later the deficit would become a lead. Dae-ho Lee would smack his second home run on the night.
It would be a high-flying deep ball down the left field line. The Mariners would go up 9-8 on the two run dinger.
Hugs and high fives were given to Lee by every player and coach in the dugout. Rightfully so, the M’s had just achieved the biggest comeback of the season so far in very dramatic fashion.
The win would give the Mariners their first sweep of the season and would also jump start their incredibly hot May.