Who was the MVP for the Seattle Mariners in yesterday’s first game? Taylor Trammell. The 23-year-old prospect hit two home runs in the 3-2 victory over the talented Chicago White Sox, and one of them couldn’t have come at a bigger time.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning against one of the best relievers in the league, Trammell produced a clutch homer to give the Seattle Mariners a crucial one-run lead.
Taylor Trammell led the Seattle Mariners to victory with swag
First, Trammell broke the deadlock in the top of the fifth inning with a 0-0 home run against Dallas Keuchel. And then later in the top of the ninth inning, the Mariners prospect had to go up against the 2020 AL Reliever of the Year, Liam Hendriks.
Facing Hendriks is no easy task, especially when you fall behind in the count. Taylor Trammell got into a 1-2 count, but Hendriks threw a slider over the middle of the plate which ended up being a huge mistake.
The Georgia native smacked it over the right-field wall for his second home run of the day. All Leury Garcia could do was watch it fly over him into the stands.
To make it even better, Taylor Trammell might have won the bat flip of the year award. Trammell tossed the bat up, caught the barrel, and flung it towards the ground, and skipped to first base while eyeing his teammates.
I don’t know about you, but that’s one of the coolest home run celebrations I have seen in a while. And in the next half of the inning, Taylor Trammell came up clutch again.
Seattle native Jake Lamb hit a deep liner into the left-center gap and Trammell was able to track it down on the warning track to save the Seattle Mariners. He truly was the MVP of the game and the bat flip was the cherry on top.