Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/1/12
Grand slam in extra innings After last week, the Seattle Mariners needed some breaks to go their way. After the M’s were playing catchup the entire game Friday afternoon in Toronto, Michael Saunders came through huge with first a game tying home run, and then the walk-off grand slam in the 10th to win the game. The M’s finished that game with their 4th win in a row, but did end up losing the final two games in Toronto. The Pitch With a pitchers count, and one out, Luis Perez goes with a breaking ball to Saunders in an effort to induce an inning ending double play. Michael Saunders Ladies and Gents But the tough thing with breaking balls is, sometimes they hang, and when they do, they get pounded. Just like the one that Perez threw to Saunders in the 10th. The swing The swing that Michael Saunders took on this pitch didn’t look like the prototypical bases loaded swing that every boy in America has been practicing awaiting this very moment. Yes, I’m sure that Saunders was tryin...
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