Friday, May 21, 2010

LEADERSHIP LEADS BY EXAMPLE

Yesterday was a big day for Ken Griffey Jr. and the Seattle Mariners. Today, was a highlight reel of hitting led by Mike Sweeney. A total of 15 runs on 15 hits for the M's in today's blowout of the San Diego Padres along with four walks. Sweeney's night alone had more production than most of the M's 3 game series' this year. Sweeney went 4 for 5 with two home runs and six RBI. The past two games have been influenced by the team leaders and the team is starting to follow suit.

Yesterday was just one win, today it's two in a row. There is no telling what will happen tomorrow but I have a feeling the M's were truly knocked out of their slumber yesterday when Griffey got that pinch hit walk off single. It must feel good for the M's to come alive against the team with the lowest ERA in baseball, kicking their starter Wade LeBlanc out after just three innings giving up eight runs. LeBlanc looked good compared to Ramos who followed with just one inning of work while giving up seven runs on seven hits.

It seemed to me that we came out with a different approach tonight. Not sitting back and watching pitches trying to work counts and make pitchers throw more. It seems we came out to swing the bat tonight and started to play like an American League team. Whatever it is that's different, it works and I like it.

I cannot forget about the other veteran on the team. As Rob Johnson sat out another night giving way to Josh Bard. Bard has been amazing since being called up replacing Adam Moore who went on the DL. He had another solid game going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI with a home run and a double, scoring three times. Another veteran, another leader.

It leaves a bit of anticipation for tomorrow's game.
Who will be the hero?

SODOJOE

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