Seattle Mariners schedule breakdown for the month of May

The Mariners found their stride behind one of the best pitching runs in the history of the MLB and some timely hitting. Can the Mariners keep their hot streak going into the month of May?
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The Mariners began the season as bad as you could think and most Mariner fans were on the here we go again boat. The Mariners didn't get their first series win until mid-April when they swept the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds series was the turning point of the Mariners' month and they would finish April winning the last 5 series with a 17-13 record.

Can the Mariners keep it going throughout the month of May? Let's dive into each of their matchups and see what Seattle has in store as the calendar turns another page.

Mariners' Schedule for May

Final game against the Atlanta Braves: May 1

Bryce Miller's 10 K's in game one and Mitch Garver's walk-off homerun helped the Mariners win game one of the series. In game two Castillo went 7 innings striking out 7 and Jorge Polanco led the offense with a two-run home run as the Mariners won game 2. Can the Mariners sweep the Braves to start May off?

3 game series @ the Houston Astros: May 3-5 and 4 game series at home May 27-30

The Astros do not look like the Astros everyone knows. But as we all know, that if the Astros get hot, then they are able to turn it on quickly. Injuries to their starting rotation have been the main reason for their bad start. But they just got Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez back, which is a massive upgrade to what they have been currently putting on the mound. The Astros currently are are 10-19