We at the moment are per week into the month of August.
This time of the 12 months, which is also known as the “canine days” of the season, is once we lastly see the postseason panorama grow to be clear, as sure groups separate themselves from the remainder of the pack, for higher or worse.
Usually occasions, there are circumstances of two groups moving into reverse instructions.
Such is the case for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres.
Regardless of being sellers at this 12 months’s commerce deadline, the Mariners are red-hot, having received six consecutive video games.
The Padres then again, had been enjoying higher baseball till they fell on arduous occasions once more.
They’ve misplaced three consecutive video games.
On Twitter, MLB insider Bob Nightengale took notice of how these two groups are headed in reverse instructions.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 9, 2023
The Mariners and Padres are presently enjoying one another in a three-game sequence.
After Tuesday evening’s win over the Friars, the Mariners have an opportunity to comb the sequence and win their seventh straight recreation.
The Padres had been anticipated to be a transparent contender this season after a deep run to the NLCS final 12 months.
They fell brief in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies, however had assembled a stacked roster for 2023.
Nonetheless, they’re now 4 video games beneath the .500 mark.
They’re nonetheless alive within the Wild Card race, as they sit solely 4 video games again, however time is working out.
In the meantime, the Mariners are rolling and have come to inside two video games of the ultimate Wild Card spot within the American League.
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