Marcus Semien & J.P. Crawford Meet At The Peak Of Their Careers

Marcus Semien & J.P. Crawford Meet At The Peak Of Their Careers

Seattle Mariners captains Marcus Semien and J.P. Crawford are on the front lines in a war for the American League West over the final ten games.

Only a 1/2 half game separates the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Mariners for the top spot in the American League West.

It is the closest any division has ever been this late in the season since divisions were created in 1969.


MLBbros In A Close Battle For American League West Division Crown

Semien vs JP vs Dusty For AL West Supremacy 

Each team controls their own destiny down the home stretch.

The Astros will take on the Mariners for three games beginning Monday before taking on the D-Backs who have a battle of their own in the fight for the a National League Wild Card spot.

Friday will be the first of seven matchups between the Rangers and Mariners.

They are set to play three games over the weekend in Arlington before ending the season with a four-game series in Seattle.

Marcus Semien Is Pounding His Way To The End Of Another Superstar Season

Every Pitch Matters’ : Semien The Iron Man 

“Every game, every inning, every at-bat, every pitch matters,”  Semien told when asked about what he is stressing to the team as they finish off the year.

Semien, who’s last playoff run came in 2021 with Toronto had that come to an end on the final day of the season as they fell a game short of the postseason.

This season for Semien rivals his 2021 record breaking campaign for the Blue Jays.

The American League starting second baseman and leadoff hitter in the All-Star Game will be the runaway winner of both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His nine leadoff home runs are the most in franchise history and he has not missed a game since May 30th of 2022.

Semien leads the American League in runs scored, hits and WAR while sitting in the top 10 in RBI and doubles.

The calvary for the Texas Rangers came back just in time, as earlier this week, two of Semien’s fellow All-Star teammates,  Josh Jung and Adolis Garcia, returned to the lineup after missing time with injuries.

That lengthens what is the deepest lineup in the Majors. Returning the offensive powerhouse back to where it was when Texas was putting up numbers that were comparable to the 1930’s Yankees earlier in the season.


Seattle Is World Series Hunting 

For J.P. Crawford, his only goal this season has been to get his Mariners back to the playoffs after snapping their 21-year long drought last year.

At one point this season, the Mariners were 10 games out of first place and there was even talk on whether or not they should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

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Through the storm, Crawford was the team’s most consistent player, giving time for superstar 30-30 guy Julio Rodriguez to catch fire.

Crawford ranks 4th in OPS and runs, 2nd in On Base Percentage, 1st in walks and second in doubles amongst all Major League shortstops

The Mariners may have the best starting pitching staff in baseball, which during the playoffs could give them the edge over the rest of the field in the American League.

Add that to the fact that they got a taste of playoff success last year, no moment will be too big for Seattle over this last week.

Way Too Early Wild Card | Who Makes The Cut?

Way Too Early Wild Card | Who Makes The Cut?

The MLB wild card has provided us with great moments over the years, from classic single elimination games to underdog champions. This year, Major League Baseball has expanded the playoffs, which will without a doubt give us even more of those moments come October.

Now when we look at the current wild card rankings, remember that some of these teams still have a shot at winning their respective divisions. For others, they have no choice but to shoot for a wild card spot. 

Toronto Blue Jays – 54-43, 2 games up

Toronto was a team picked by many, even here at, to win not only the AL East, but the American League pennant. However, the way Aaron Judge and the Yankees are playing, it looks like the wild card may be the Blue Jays best shot at a playoff berth.

George Springer has continued to produce for Toronto, slashing .333/.394/.433 collecting 10 hits and seven RBI over his last seven games. 

Seattle Mariners – 53-45, 0.5 games up

Now anytime we mention the Mariners, we have to say it—Seattle is looking to break the longest postseason drought in North American sports. Twenty years. Two decades. That’s how long it’s been since the Pacific Northwest has hosted a playoff game. 

Seattle came into this season with hopes of winning the division, but a horrible start to the season has put the Mariners in the same position they were in last season. Despite their failure to live up to preseason expectation, Seattle has blossomed into one of the most exciting clubs to watch in the league. 



J.P. Crawford has continued to be a solid leadoff man and a steady hand at short for a squad that has won seven of its last 10 ballgames. Their current pace would help them break that streak, but Crawford and Co. will need to be consistent. Only three games separate the last AL wild card spot from Cleveland, Baltimore and Chicago. 

Atlanta Braves – 59-40, 7.5 games up

The Braves came out flat to begin the year, and as a result have been playing catch-up to the New York Mets all season long. But if there’s any team that the National League doesn’t want to see as the wild card, it’s Atlanta. 


Atlanta has one of the best lineups in baseball, and that’s been without second baseman Ozzie Albies. Third baseman Austin Riley is an MVP candidate, and Ronnie Acuna Jr. still looks like one of the best young superstars in baseball. Combine all that with the arrival of MLBbro Michael Harris II, and you have one of the most dangerous teams in baseball. 

Harris II has provided gold glove caliber defense since day one in The Bigs, but what has been most impressive is his consistent contributions at the plate. In his last seven games, Money Mike is slashing .385/.407/577 with 10 hits, four RBI and four stolen bases. Harris’s production will be much needed the rest of the way, especially after losing OF Adam Duval for the rest of the season. 

San Diego – 55-44, 3.5 games up

Any hopes of a San Diego World Series run are relying on the return of superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis’ absence has allowed for young MLBbro C.J. Abrams to get some much-needed experience at the major league level. 


Although he’s only hitting .231 on the year, Abrams has done damage against the fastball, batting .310 with 18 hits including a homer and four doubles. The Padres are always active during the trade deadline, so reinforcements may be on the way soon.

2022 Washington Nats City Connect Uniform

2022 Washington Nats City Connect Uniform

Major League Baseball and Nike unveiled the seven participating clubs in this year’s City Connect uniform program. The seven clubs announced today will join the inaugural seven clubs that participated in 2021, making a total of 14 clubs that will sport City Connect uniforms on field by season’s end.