The Seattle Mariners win – Rally Kid strikes again

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 10: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners runs the bases to score. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 10: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners runs the bases to score. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 09: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners laps the bases alongside Jared Walsh #20 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a grand slam. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

I think the Seattle Mariners found their new star and it’s not a player… it’s just a kid that showed up to a Mariners game at the right time. On Friday, the Seattle Mariners pulled off a fun comeback and some of the credit was given to the “Rally Kid” who became “a celebrity overnight” (in a Twista voice).

Right before Mitch Haniger’s grand salami, a young fan named Peyton (unsure of how to spell his name), fired up the crowd and the rest is history. The Seattle Mariners were extremely gracious for his momentum-shifting dancing and invited him back yesterday.

The Seattle Mariners win 2-0. Is the Rally Kid the key to victory?

The Seattle Mariners made it three wins in a row last night thanks to the great pitching effort. Chris Flexen went seven innings, passed the ball to Drew Steckenrider, and then passed it to Paul Sewald for the save. Flexen allowed just three hits and two walks, while Steckenrider and Sewald each had a 1-2-3 inning.

Jake Fraley and Luis Torrens drove in two runs and that was enough for the Mariners win. It might be too early to say the Rally Kid is the key to victory, but the team is 2-0 since the light has been shined on him.

The Seattle Mariners certainly treated the Rally Kid like he’s the key

On top of the victories, there has been a huge influx of support and cheer for the Rally Kid. After the end of the game on Friday, manager Scott Servais called down Peyton to the first base seats and spoke to him. Servais made sure that his family was coming Saturday (yesterday), and also gave him the scorecard.

Shed Long Jr. and Keynan Middleton were also there to cheer with the Rally Kid and the support continued on social media.

Yesterday, the Rally Kid was in attendance again and had a chance to be on the field pre-game. He showed J.P. Crawford and Ty France his dance moves and also got to take pictures with Logan Gilbert and Shed Long Jr.

And later during the game, the Seattle Mariners entertained the stadium by hosting a big-screen dance battle with the Rally Kid, and the Bad Dancer, who’s been around forever it feels like.