It is Sunday September 30; the Seattle Mariners play their last game of the season today against the Texas Rangers.
Saturday night the Mariners had another one of those frustrating game they have had this second half of the season. In the first inning former Mariner third basemen Adrian Beltre’ hit a double to drive in the first run of the game. Finally the Mariners tied the game in the fifth inning. They broke open the game when Vogelbach scored from third when Dee Gordon hit a triple in the seventh inning. He and another run scored as well for the Mariners to win 4-1.
Nick Vincent having an up and down year was able to make it through the seventh inning and he got the win. Alex Colome pitch to hold it like he has so many times this year. It was actually his 30. Edwin Diaz came in for his 57th save on the season. It tied him with Bobby Thigpen with the second highest save mark in the history of the major leagues. The Mariners win today and he got the save he would hold that mark all by himself.
Roenis Elias will start Sunday’s final game of the season. He has done a remarkable job primarily doing long relief and now starting his fourth game of the season. Manager Scott Servais says he hopes to have Elias more of a defined role next season. I would like to see him pitching more in the role James Pazos did this year and have Pazos move to the left handed specialist unless the Mariners can find someone else to fill the role.
Jean Segura had three hits in the game so now he has a batting average of .304. This will give him two years in arrow for the Mariners to bat over three hundred on the season. Also Robinson Cano limited to playing about half of the season will bat over three hundred as well. It would be nice if Nelson Cruz could drive in three runs Sunday so he could end the season with one hundred runs batted in. I am sure most Mariner fans hope he runs next season. I certainly do. Go M’s.