I'm sure I'm not the only one who randomally thinks about Mariners records. Wondering who has them, if there is an odd leader, or if they have some crazy tie at the top. Still, the wierdest record out there to me is the fact that the Mariners have a 4-way tie for career leader at ERA. Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Randy Johnson all had a 3.42 ERA while pitching for the Mariners.
That's not what I'm here to talk about today though. Instead, we are looking at the other side of the ball. The Mariners have had some great hitters come through their city. Adrian Beltre, Ken Griffey, Nelson Cruz, Edgar, A-Rod just to name a handful. You would think that one of them would've gotten hot and set some unreachable record for consecutive games with an RBI, right? Well, there is a new guy that holds that record for the Mariners.
That's a really solid group there sitting at 8 straight games. It's incredible, actually. Then you have the greatest DH of all-time sitting there at 9, and he was the one who had the record for quite a while.
Along comes some Good Vibes.
Geno has now driven in a run in 10 straight games, which is amazing to me. Being a power hitter always helps, cause you don't need anyone else on the bases to keep the streak going, you just need to run into a ball. I think it makes it more impressive when you realize that he only had two homers during that streak. Whether its a reason for it or a coincidence, the Mariners have also gone 8-2 during that 10-game run by Geno.
It's the 5th inning against the Angels on Saturday night as I finish writing this, so we are running out of time to see if Geno can keep it going. Whether he does or not, it's worth congratulating him on his new record for the Seattle Mariners.