mariners

Brett Lawrie Helps The M’s Attendance

Mariners: Brett Lawrie spiking Mariners’ attendance as Jays, M’s prepare for rubber match

The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners may have not have playoff aspirations for 2011 – but there’s something special happening in their series, which has been split a game apiece entering tonight’s rubber match.

That something is Brett Lawrie.

He’s hyped as the Toronto Blue Jays’ next superstar – but he’s also a Pacific Northwest kid, having grown up in Langley, British Columbia.

A series at Seattle is the closest Lawrie can get to a true homecoming.

As a result, thousands of supporters from all around Washington state and B.C. have piled into Safeco Field this week.

The Mariners drew more than 28,000 fans Monday, a 4,000-fan spike from their average.

Lawrie has four hits and two RBI over the first two games, raising his average to .385.

Disqus
Follow our Editor "Q" on Twitter, and NWSB, 'Like' us on Facebook.
About Matt Larkin
North West Sports Beat Stats

Sponsored Links




Sponsors

10 Articles To Your Inbox Daily! NWSB Daily Brew! Get It Now!

NWSportsBeat.com Newsletter
NorthWest Sports Beat