The Mariners won their 14th straight game on Sunday and go into the All-Star break as the hottest team in baseball.
SEATTLE — Mariners fans had plenty to cheer about last month as the team won its 14th straight game on Sunday. That hasn’t happened often in the past 20+ years, as Seattle has had the longest active playoff drought in pro sports.
“There are Mariners fans but they just didn’t have anything to cheer about like we were out here wanting to be loud and proud and this team was finally going to wake up the town,” said Jaron Boggs. watching the Mariners game at Buckley’s in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood on Sunday.
M’s fans like Boggs have been dreaming of a winning streak like this for years.
“Refuse to Lose, the 95 Magic, the Magic Carpet Ride, you know, Dave said during the double, ‘I don’t believe it, it just keeps going,’ and here we are, it just keeps going.”
After Sunday’s win, the Mariners’ streak is now at 14, just one win away from breaking the 2001 franchise record.
“That’s better than (Ken Griffey Jr.) Griffey and (Edgar Martinez) Edgar, that’s better than (Felix Hernandez) Felix,” Boggs said. “None of these teams outside of 2001 are doing what these guys are doing right now.”
Boggs realizes this winning streak won’t last forever, but he’s still optimistic about what’s to come.
“This team can get to the playoffs, I mean, we’re not at 100 percent and we’re doing what we’re doing and if we think maybe, maybe, yeah, I don’t know, I feel like it’s coming together,” said Boggs.
The Mariners’ next home game is Friday, July 22 at 7:10 p.m. against the Houston Astros.
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