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My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Seager saves run

Mariners third basemen Kyle Seager goes to his knees in another defensive gem for you this week.

The Mariners tried their hardest to get the sweep in front of their home fans against the division leading Texas Rangers, but just came up a bit short.

It’s all good though, as each win we accumulate is just gravy, knowing that we are indeed getting better as a franchise.

The win total is up to 72 now as we enter the final week of the season. No chance of catching that illustrious .500 record, but 5 more wins than last year is huge in my eyes.

We may still be a few more years out of contention, but this weeks play of the week shoes that Jack Z does in fact have us going in the right direction.

Youngsters like Seager, Dustin Ackley, and Trayvon Robinson can flash the glove, and swing the bat for a bit of power. Two things that will be key when directing this team back into a winning tradition here in Seattle.

Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager with the defensive web gem of the week

The Pitch

With a 0-1 count, M’s pitcher Jason Vargas gives Michael Young a nice off speed pitch down the middle of the plate.

Vargas is always best when he pitches to contact I think, allowing the M’s stellar defense a chance to make plays.

The pitch is hit rather hard, a one hopper drilled into the ground. As the play comes to life, the ball looks like it could be headed toward the gap between the 3B and the SS.

Quick thinking

Knowing that this would drive in the run, and possibly allow Young to reach base safely if the ball gets all the way to Brendan Ryan, who was heading in the opposite direction, Seager takes his chances in diving for the ball.

Getting to it perfectly, all leather on the ball.

While he is getting to his knees, Seager had the poise to look Ian Kinsler back to third before firing a perfect toss across the diamond to retire Young, saving the tie ballgame.

This was a wonderful play by the team’s possible MVP this year.

Another reason M’s fans should be stoked for the future of this team.

Link to the Video at Mariners.com

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