The Mariners are riding a wave this month that has shaped up to be possibly the most thrilling story in baseball west of Missouri. Seeing as the city’s hopes rely on allies as tenuous as Baltimore and New York, this thread will be up while those teams seek their own versions of success.
The Wild Card standings prior to play today have Seattle 0.5 games behind Boston for the WC2 position:
Five days, four teams, two spots.— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2021
Who will be left standing in the AL Wild Card race?
(MLB x @Roman) pic.twitter.com/2x13g7cEr0
With the Yankees’ 90 wins, the best hope for the Mariners (short of a Houston collapse and a Seattle table-running for the ages) is for the Blue Jays to fall to the Empire and for the plucky, 106-loss Orioles to topple the Red Sox once again.
The details on those:
BOS @ BAL: 4:05 Pacific, MLB.tv
NYY @ TOR: 4:07 Pacific, MLB.tv
Out west, the Mariners’ final face-off with the A’s will feature the rookie Logan Gilbert and the stalwart Frankie Montas. This could also be the game in which the Emergency Matt Brash button is pressed. With an off day tomorrow, Servais will surely be taking an “all hands on deck” approach.
Half a game back with four to go. #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/WQuMB9wDXX— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 29, 2021
The A’s have yet to post a lineup card. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they won’t show up at all.
As for us, we aren’t going down without a fight.
The @Mariners refuse to go away quietly.— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2021
Is this the year they make the postseason for the first time since 2001? pic.twitter.com/YLr5opVYny
Game Time: 7:10 Pacific
TV: ROOT Sports NW
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle