Mariners v. Royals series preview: Four meaningful games

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 02: Kyle Seager
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 02: Kyle Seager /
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ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 01: Jeff Nelson /


The Mariners see a solid set of pitching matchups for this series that carries massive implications for the 2017 season. If the Mariners get the outings expected from each pitcher, and the bats do what they should, it could be a big series that boosts the Mariners playoff chances immensely.


Mariners take 3 of 4, end up .5 games ahead of Kansas City in the wild card race. Getting into a playoff spot this weekend would be huge for the rest of the season. The Mariners realize they are in the driver’s seat and control their own destiny, thus improving their play for the rest of the year.

In all, this series is a very big deal for the M’s chances of making the playoffs in 2017, and it seems that they have what it takes to topple the Royals in Kauffman Stadium.