The win improved the Mariners’ record to 60-52 and helped them gain a little bit of ground on the Toronto Blue Jays for the top AL Wild Card spot.
In fact, it was the Mariners’ MLB-leading 26th one-run win of the year.
Seattle has certainly been playing under the burner this year, and they have a chance to become the first team to lead the Major Leagues in one-run wins in back-to-back years since the Cincinnati Reds did it back in 1897 and 1898.
Seattle had 33 one-run wins last season.
The @Mariners notched their MLB-leading 26th one-run win of the season tonight (4 more than Toronto in 2nd). Seattle led MLB outright with 33 one-run wins last season.
The last team to lead the major leagues outright in consecutive seasons was the Reds in 1897 & 1898.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 10, 2022
Mariners Playing Under The Burner
Seattle has played some tight games these past couple of years and have won the vast majority of them.
Perhaps this is the sign of a team that is slowly on the rise and ready to become a powerhouse.
Anytime you can win that many tight ballgames, let alone one-run games, you show what kind of team you are, and show that you can come up big in the clutch and handle some moments of drama.
The Mariners have been able to handle the drama these past few years.
They barely missed the playoffs last season and look prepared to finally end their postseason drought, and they might end up doing it in dramatic fashion, with all tight games that they have been a part of over the past two seasons.
Of course, any team would prefer a blowout win to that many tight games, but the more tight games you win, the more comfortable you become in those situations.