Mariners Season Review: Top 5 Moments In June
1. Mariners Biggest Comeback Ever- June 2nd
If there was one game to watch all year, this comeback game versus the San Diego Padres would be a strong contender. It was a game that took you to your lowest lows as a Mariners fan, then quickly brought you up to one of your highest highs. It was so special to see this team storm back from down ten runs, it was hard believe this was real life.
The Mariners pitchers were horribly roughed up early. Starter, Wade Miley, gave up four runs in the first, one in the fourth and four more in the fifth. He was substituted for Mike Montgomery who then gave up three runs, a walk and four hits, all while recording one out. By the end of the fifth inning, these two men had given up twelve runs. The Mariners offense had scored just two runs.
In the sixth, the switch flipped, and the Mariners began their heroic comeback. First, Kyle Seager would plate two with a two-RBI double. The score was no 12-4. The very next batter was Dae-ho Lee. He smashed the ball way out of Petco Park, cutting the lead to 12-7.
That was all for the that frame, but the Mariners were just getting started. It would be the seventh inning that would go down in history.
In that memorable inning, the Mariners would get nine base knocks, eight of which scored at least one run. They would also draw a walk, steal a base and get hit by a pitch. In all, the Mariners would see fourteen batters step to the plate against three Padres pitchers. By the end of the seventh the Mariners would be ahead 16-12. Their chances of wining were flipped on its head. They started the frame with just a 4% shot of winning and drove it all the way up to 96%.
The Mariners would go onto win the thriller 16-13. It would be the largest comeback in franchise history, and will probably remain the largest for quite some time. It was a unbelievable sequence to watch, and it was definitely the greatest moment in the month of June.