SEATTLE What threatened to be one of the Mariners jerseys’ most inexplicable losses of the season turned in an instant into one of their most improbable wins.
Not that cheap Adam Lind jersey, whose three run homer stunningly turned the tide the Mariners jerseys’ way in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, could make much more sense of the swift about face than anyone else.
“I don’t know,” Lind said of his home run, which lifted the cheap mlb majestic jerseys Mariners jerseys to a 4 3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals jerseys at Safeco Field. “I just swung, really, and hit it well.”
That he did, bringing home cheap Kyle Seager jersey, who had doubled to lead off the ninth and ended up making amends for an unlikely two run error in the eighth that looked like it would doom the Mariners jerseys, and Dae Ho Lee, who had walked on a full count.
And when Lind made it happily home he had also ended Seattle’s season high six game losing streak in the M’s first game at Safeco after a disastrous 2 8 road trip. It was the Mariners jerseys’ fourth walkoff home run this season, which leads the majors.
It also saved the Mariners jerseys from the ignominy of losing a game in which the Cardinals jerseys scored all of their runs in the eighth inning without getting a base hit.
“We needed that one,” said Mariner manager Scott Servais.
“We kept battling and a couple of guys got on and obviously the huge hit by Lind. Nice win. Certainly needed to break up that losing streak. That’s a good way to do it.”
All of which helped erase the particularly bad manner in which the Mariners jerseys appeared to throw away an unexpectedly good start by cheap Wade LeBlanc jersey, a 31 year old lefty making his first major league appearance since Sept. 28, 2014, when he pitched at Safeco for the Angels jerseys.
LeBlanc, acquired earlier in the week from Toronto for a player to be named to shore up an injury riddled Seattle rotation, allowed just three hits and no runs in six innings against a St. Louis team coming off a three game sweep of a Chicago Cubs jerseys team that has the best record in baseball.
LeBlanc barely touches 90 mph with his fastball. But he kept the Cardinals jerseys off balance with a steady stream of off speed pitches that left Servais unable to resist comparing him to one of the Mariners jerseys’ all time greats.
“He’s a pitcher and I think Mariner fans would have to throw maybe a Jamie Moyer out there tonight because that’s certainly what it looked like,” Servais said.
LeBlanc threw first pitch strikes to 17 of 21 batters.
“That’s definitely the goal,” said LeBlanc, now with his sixth major league team. “You want to be aggressive and you want to stay aggressive and keep hitters on the defensive and make them swing at your pitches. But to do that you have to throw strikes.”
LeBlanc left with a 1 0 lead after the Mariners jerseys scored in the sixth when Lee’s one out high chopper to third scored a run with the bases loaded.
That was all the Mariners jerseys could get off St. Louis’ hard throwing starter, cheap Carlos Martinez jersey, who was pretty much the opposite in style from LeBlanc, regularly hitting 99 mph.
After cheap Nick Vincent jersey pitched a scoreless seventh, cheap Joaquin Benoit jersey entered in the eighth and walked the first batter and then hit the next. After a sacrifice moved the runners to second and third, an intentional walk loaded the bases.
St. Louis shortstop cheap Aledmys Diaz jersey then walked on a full count, after fouling off three pitches, to tie the game.
That brought on Donn Roach, who immediately induced a potential double play grounder from cheap Matt Holliday jersey.
But the usually sure handed Seager appeared to misjudge the hop and the ball slipped under his glove for an error that brought home two runs.