Holy crap two in a row. TWO WINS IN A ROW, EVERYONE. Also, ZUNINO DREW A WALK. So many reasons for all caps, if the Mariners were from Salt Lake, they’d be relighting the Olympic Torch for sure. The M’s went deep into the bullpen, Gaviglio got his first Major League win, and there is hope for Seattle, after all.
M’s Ride 10 Hits to Win
The Mariner offense has done little more than score one run and fail to take advantage of scoring chances this road trip, but the last two games have been dynamite at the plate. Between Sunday and Monday, the M’s totaled 26 hits against the Red Sox and the Rockies. Monday’s win included doubles from Zunino, Seager, and Valencia and six walks to Colorado’s three.
“You never know what’s going to happen in this ballpark,” Scott Servais said. “We had a lot of opportunities to add on. You’re never comfortable here, but you’re hoping to get a few more. Good offense today. We created a lot of traffic. We’ve played better the last couple days. Our offense is starting to come together a little bit, which is good to see.”
Servais was likely alluding to the 13 opportunities the M’s had with runners in scoring position, of which they capitalized on two. They did a stellar job creating chances and came out with the win, but they’ll certainly want to work on capitalizing on those chances more consistently as the road trip ends and they get back home.
Kyle Seager continues his May explosion and added three RBIs in the win, leading the charge for what is hopefully a resurgent offense.
Gaviglio Turns Another Impressive Start Into First Win
Sam Gaviglio and Christian Bergman came out of nowhere to hold up the struggling Mariners with quality starts. Meanwhile at Chase de Jong’s house:
Gaviglio came out and turned in a quality five innings yesterday, earning the win. It still wasn’t his best work, but he was backed by a real-life offense and earned his first career win. He even scored a run on a wild pitch, something he likely won’t see for a long time as long as he’s with Seattle.
Edwin Diaz stepped up and worked the ninth to earn his ninth save of the year, possibly a sign that he is returning to his role as full-time closer.
The M’s wrap up the road series tonight with Ariel Miranda on the mound before taking the Rockies back home to begin a 10-game homestand.