Seattle Mariners Season Review: Top 5 Moments of May
By Adam Levi
1. The King Stands Alone For Most Mariners Wins- May 9th
Felix Hernandez had already reached one of his goals by surpassing Randy Johnson for the franchise strikeout lead. But, there was still the matter of taking sole possession of the franchise win mark. He came into the early May game tied with Jamie Moyer with one hundred and forty-five wins.
It was clear he had no intention of finishing the game still deadlocked with the former Mariner great.
Felix did have runners reach base against him in five of the seven innings he pitched in, but was able to escape jams most of the time. He did give up a solo home run in the fourth and the fifth for the only earned runs he would give up all day. That’s impressive considering Hernandez also walked two, hit a batter and left runners in scoring position in the first, third, fourth and sixth.
Hernandez would ride the hot bat of Ketel Marte to victory number one hundred forty six. Marte would smash two doubles and hit his only homer of the season in the 4-2 win. Nelson Cruz would supply the other Mariners run on a sac fly in the third inning.
After twelve years and over two thousand three hundred innings pitched, Hernandez had the most wins in franchise history. There’s a reason why he’s called the King.
Next: Mariners: Top 5 May Moments
Now, to go along with his Cy Young and perfect game, this season he topped the list for most strikeouts in Mariners history, and in May, he took the title for most wins as well. That’s on heck of a career.
With so many moments that brought us down and lifted us up all month, this is the unofficial list of the top five moments of May.