The Mariners swept the Blue Jays, its real, and it’s spectacular
The Mariners just finished up a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays. I am pretty confident in saying this is beyond anyone’s reasonable expectations for what they thought was going to happen in the series. Anyone who is saying that they saw it going down this way is either a liar or has their head in the clouds.
Honestly, I was hoping for a split in the series. The Mariners had been playing really well heading into the series, coming in on a 12-3 stretch that saw them get within a game of .500. For them to get through the two games against the Padres and four against the Jays at 4-2 would’ve been a big win.
Instead, they finished an incredible 6-0, and it pushes them to 16-3 over their last 19 games. Not only that, they now sit at 45-42, three games above .500 for the first time since all the back on April 28th when they were 11-8.
The Mariners swept the Blue Jays, and it could play a major role in how the end of the season plays out
So, what are some highlights from the series? Well, I want to start with one of the most recent ones, when a ball somehow went THROUGH Vlad Jrs glove… yeah, through. Not around, or a drop, but through the webbing. Make sure to click and check it out, ’cause it’s crazy. That same game was punctuated by not one but two home runs from Carlos Santana, who is proving to be a great addition to the Mariners (I’ll admit, I’m wrong on that one so far).
Oh, and Santana went yard again the day before, blasting a two-run shot in the 7th to give the Mariners a 2-1 win in game three of the series. Those weren’t the only late-inning heroics that happened, as the most exciting one came in game two of the series, although it took all the way until the 11th inning to happen.
Suarez hit a walk-off, giving the Mariners a 5-2 win. A bunch of different sites got confused, as Ryan Borucki was the winning pitcher and Sergio Romo was the losing pitcher… each of which was on the other team only a month or so ago.
We can go back to the first game of the series for the only game that wasn’t intense the whole way through. The Mariners jumped on the Jays early, scoring two in the first, one in the second, and four in the 3rd to take a 7-1 lead early.
The Mariners bullpen also deserves some credit, as they have been pitching quite well lately. Against a team with as many weapons as the Blue Jays have, they were able to hold them off, especially in those games where it was close late.
I didn’t expect to get 450 words in without mentioning it, so I’ll go ahead and end it with this. We are about to the middle of July, and just six games from the All-Star Break. You can take a look at the playoff race… AND THE MARINERS ARE TIED WITH THE JAYS FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT. Three weeks ago, no one would have expected it, yet here we are. It’s a great time to be a fan, and things are looking great in Seattle. Go Mariners!
Oh, and if you know the show that the title of the article is referencing, I’m proud of you.