You know the song “Walk it out” by Unk? That was a big theme of the game yesterday against the Giants. The Mariners drew nine walks but a lot of them came at crucial times during the game, which propelled the team to a comeback victory.
Here are a few walks that are worth highlighting from yesterday.
J.P. Crawford gets the party started for the Mariners
The Giants allowed three walks prior to the big eighth-inning; two to Jake Fraley and one to Ty France. But J.P. Crawford’s walk in the eighth was one of the most significant. After Matt Wisler came into the game to replace Caleb Baragar, he issued a five-pitch walk to the Mariners shortstop. That walk started a comeback rally. Following Crawford, Mitch Haniger and Ty France singled, which scored the Seattle shortstop to minimize the deficit to four runs.
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Kyle Seager draws a tough walk
Wisler was pulled with runners on first and second and replaced by Jarlin Garcia. Kyle Seager also drew a walk, but his at-bat wasn’t as pleasant as Crawford’s. The M’s third baseman had to dodge a couple of high fastball’s but he came up victorious. Seager’s walk loaded the bases.
Taylor Trammell puts together a great at-bat
On his MLB debut, Trammell put up a fantastic fight against a tough left-handed pitcher. Despite falling behind into a 2-2 count, Taylor was able to lay off a slider on the outside corner, fouled off two good sliders, and then took a slider outside the zone for the walk. Trammell’s mature at-bat scored Mitch Haniger to make the game 6-3 in favor of the Giants.
The Mariners walk-fest to win the game
I wasn’t at T-Mobile Park so I can’t be certain, but were the M’s playing “Walk it out” on the speakers? Taylor Trammell drew his second walk of the game to start things off. Then, Dylan Moore passed on a good sinker a little outside the zone to load the bases. Lastly, Jake Fraley got on base for the fourth time with his third walk of the game to win it!
Walk-off walks aren’t the most exciting way to win a game, but a win is a win. The Mariners are 1-0 and will try to make it 2-0 tonight at 7:10 pacific time.