August 24th, 2011
After Seager made his debut on July 7th in 2011, the new Mariners third baseman took a few weeks to acclimate to the big leagues. It wasn’t until mid-to-late August that we began to see his true potential.
Coming into his game on August 21st, Seager was hitting a dreary .206. Over his next three games -including a doubleheader on the 23rd- Seager would raise his average to .273. It would be the game following his 6-9, one home run, two double day, that would really put the league on notice.
Again, Seager would make a big impact early on in the contest, doubling in his first two plate appearances. The latter of the two-base knocks would narrowly miss a home run as the ball bounced off the right-field wall. However, he wasn’t done reaching second just yet.
In the 5th, Seager would drive another shot right down the right-field line. He might have reached third had a fan (a Mariners fan no less) not picked up the baseball, forcing Seager to stop at second due to fan interference.
Nevertheless, the double still scored a runner from second and collected his third double of the day. With it, Seager became the 22nd Mariner in history to smack that many doubles in a game. Since, only Leonys Martin has hit three doubles in one day.
In the 7th, Seager would draw a walk and eventually score and then in the 8th he would knock a base-hit to left field to cap off his perfect 4-4 day. It would be the 1st of his 11 times that he’s hit 1.000 in a game.
We know that Seager has had some great games in all his years with the Mariners, so let us know if you think we got it right or if we picked the wrong games. You can reach us through the comments section below or on Twitter at SodoMojoFS.
On Monday we’ll move to the outfield and announce who our all-time great right fielder. Will we select Ichiro? Buhner? Or maybe a dark horse?