SEATTLE – Baseball is a game of numbers. And sometimes they just add up in the most amazing ways.
With a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday, the Mariners' win-loss record from 1995-2019 now stands at, yep, 1,995-2,019.
Weird coincidence, sure. But even more amazing, that same number combo stood for a time on Tuesday for veteran Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who began his managerial career in 1995 with the Padres. Bochy’s career record was 1,995-2,019 … until San Francisco won a 5-4 decision over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
The Mariners almost didn’t line their digits up right as they trailed the Reds, 3-2, until Kyle Seager’s two-run homer in the eighth. But in the end, the stars -- and numbers -- aligned. At least for a day.