June was probably the most chaotic month for the Mariners. Emotions ran high as they scrambled to stay afloat, not just in the AL West, but in the early Wild Card picture as well. Unfortunately, for the Mariners, their high energy didn’t convert to wins. They would finish with a monthly record of 10-18, the worst of any month.
By the end of June, it already seemed clear how they Mariners could possibly make the playoffs. The Texas Rangers were running away with the AL West title, while the M’s, who were in first place the month before were now 10.5 game back. Oh, how a month of baseball can change the landscape.
Before the end of the month came around, the team was making all kinds of adjustments to stay competitive. And despite their record and various injuries, the Mariners were within reach of the ultimate goal of the post season. Here are the top five moments that got us through the month of June, leaving us with hope that their playoff drought could end.