The Seattle Mariners are quickly becoming one of baseball’s most compelling teams.
Since the start of July, they have been on a roll and it has culminated in them snatching first place in the AL West from the grasp of the Texas Rangers.
Texas has led the division for most of the season, but the top spot now belongs to Seattle.
Led by players such as Julio Rodriguez, Luis Castillo, Cal Raleigh, Logan Gilbert, and George Kirby, the Mariners have taken off and now look like a serious threat to win the World Series.
Since July 1, they own a 36-14 record, their best 50-game stretch since 2003.
On Twitter, Foul Territory took note of this recent trend on behalf of the Mariners.
The @Mariners now stand alone at No. 1 in the AL West 🔥
Seattle's 36-14 since July 1 — their best 50-game stretch since 2003! pic.twitter.com/U8iKFUJSLT
— Foul Territory (@FoulTerritoryTV) August 27, 2023
This is certainly an impressive stretch for the Mariners.
The Mariners snapped their two-decade playoff drought last year by winning 90 games and securing a Wild Card spot.
This year, they may be more than just a Wild Card and may have a chance to make a deeper run into the postseason than they did in 2022.
In fact, if the postseason began today, Seattle would be the second seed in the American League and would get a bye to the ALDS, something they didn’t have last year.
They would await either the Minnesota Twins or the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.
Things are looking up in the Pacific Northwest, and this should be a fun stretch of games for the Mariners leading up to the postseason as they attempt to win their first title.NEXT: MLB Insider Notes Something Special Is Brewing In Seattle