2022 Seattle Mariners

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2022 Seattle Mariners / Franchise: Seattle Mariners / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 90-72, Finished 2nd in AL Western Division (2022 AL) Wild Card

Clinched Wild Card: September 30, 2022, Oakland Athletics

Managed by Scott Servais

Coaches: Manny Acta, Tony Arnerich, Trent Blank, Jarret DeHart, Perry Hill, Hisashi Iwakuma, Andy McKay, Kristopher Negron and Pete Woodworth

Ballpark: T-Mobile Park

Season Highlights[edit]

The 2022 Seattle Mariners started slowly after a surprising 2021 season that saw them finish just shy of the postseason. Unfortunately, that extended the longest postseason drought among current teams to 20 seasons. They went 11-10 in April, but a dreadful month of May, in which they were 10-18 dropped them 10 1/2 games back of the first-place Houston Astros, and seemingly out of contention. They recovered in June to go 16-13, then after losing their first game in July, reeled off 14 consecutive wins before the All-Star break. It was the longest winning streak ever by a team before the break, and the only two teams to have gone into the break with 10 or more wins - the 1935 Detroit Tigers and 1975 Cincinnati Reds - had both won the World Series. Their overall record on July 17th was now 51-42, and while they were still 9 games back of Houston, they were fully back in the race for a wild card slot. The streak ended on July 22nd, their first game after the break, when they lost, 5-2, to the Astros.

They clinched a spot in the postseason on September 30th, breaking their long drought. It came in spectacular fashion, on a walk-off homer by Cal Raleigh with the outs in the bottom of the 9th to give them a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Associated Press: "Mariners manager Scott Servais out due to COVID-19", Yahoo! News, April 20, 2022. [1]
  • Tim Booth (Associated Press): "Mariners expect to graduate out of rebuild into contention", Yahoo! News, March 30, 2022. [2]
  • Daniel Chavkin: "Mariners Break 21-Year Playoff Drought, Clinch Wild Card Spot" Sports Illustrated, October 1, 2022
  • Hannah Keyser: "How the Mariners ended The Drought: Patience, dazzling pitching, a young superstar, the Big Dumper", Yahoo! Sports, October 6, 2022. [3]
  • Daniel Kramer and Rhett Bollinger: "12 receive suspensions for heated Mariners-Angels incident", mlb.com, June 27, 2022. [4]
  • Daniel Kramer: "'We're here': Mariners clinch first postseason spot since 2001", mlb.com, October 1, 2022. [5]
  • Tyler Wicke (Tacoma News Tribune): "Mariners extend win streak. Rodriguez mashes grand slam. This M named to All-Star game", Yahoo! News, July 18, 2022. [6]