Ever since April 23rd the Seattle Mariners have been on a roll. They have won 8 of their last 10 games, and are 1/2 of a game behind the LA Angels for second place in the AL West (the Oakland A’s currently lead the division with the Mariners 5 back of them). Let’s also take a look at the Wild Card standings.
|LA Angels||34||28||.548||–||18-13||16-15||296||263||+33||Won 3||5-5|
|NY Yankees||31||31||.500||2.5||13-16||18-15||249||280||-31||Lost 2||3-7|
If the playoffs were to start today the Mariners would have the second Wild Card spot (while the Angels would get the first). This team has definitely improved since mid-April. The Mariners have the potential to have four All-Stars on the team (Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Fernando Rodney). Plus this guy might get Cy Young #2.
Whether this team gets its first playoff appearance since 2001 or if they flop in the middle of September, it’s good to have a club that is playing some meaningful baseball. Let’s just try not to get too excited…or too pessimistic.
Stay Classy Everyone!