The Seattle Mariners, against all odds, have won 11 straight games.
Their second-half magic in 2021 has finally appeared after a mediocre first few weeks of the 2022 campaign.
On Thursday night, they took a game that appeared to be lost heading to the seventh frame.
In fact, MLB analyst Sarah Langs joked about how improbable the M’s comeback win was.
“Just a casual 11th straight win,” Langs wrote, with a picture of the Win Probability chart.
just a casual 11th straight win pic.twitter.com/QAjfQvu49v
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 15, 2022
Around the seventh inning, the Texas Rangers’ win probability was around 90 percent.
They were headed to the seventh inning with a 5-1 lead.
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However, Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh to bring the M’s closer, 5-3.
In the next frame, Dennis Santana hit Julio Rodriguez with a pitch with the bases loaded, forcing in a run; and Ty France delivered the final blow with a two-run single to flip the score 6-5 in favor of Seattle.
Matt Festa got the win in relief duty and Diego Castillo notched his sixth save of the season.
When a team is streaking, it will always find a way to win, even if it’s losing by four runs in the late innings.
The Mariners do have that winning aura around them, but in reality, they are playing much better baseball in the last couple of weeks.
Winker and Ray, in particular, got off to a sluggish start.
But finally, Seattle, led by an incredible season by Rodriguez, is starting to show they can play like a playoff-caliber team.