The Mariners did not really tell us much, as it turned out that their dawning start to the season was nothing more than the sparks that developed into a complete tire fire. This period of mediocrity probably began on Thursday when Seattle launched its run against the team with the worst record in the MLB: the Detroit Tigers.
Interestingly enough, you can actually pinpoint the moment when the Mariners appeared. Thanks to the incredible acrobatic talent and arm strength that JP Crawford showed on Friday, they've taken their groove. In an act of defiance of gravity, Crawford was able to throw a laser from his shortstop position to first base as he fell backward without putting his feet, relying solely on the momentum of his twisted torso to get his team out of the ninth.
Put yourself in the position of Mariner's first baseman Austin Nola, who had to keep his surprise in check long enough after seeing the play live. Take the line so that the effort is not neglected.
"I came to the bag and it almost looked as if it had thrown it over my head like a Hakeem Olajuwon [hook shot]," said Nola. "It was amazing, it just came out of nowhere, I was surprised how much juice was on the litter, I have never seen such a litter before, I'll take a look at it again and see how it really worked, because when I saw the ball, I really focused on stretching as much as I could. "
Both managers were impressed with the game as well. Descriptions were a bit more subdued than those of Nola, Scott Servais, manager of Mariners , said it was "about as good as you'll ever see with a shortstop," while Ron Gardenhire, manager of Tigers, said he "has not seen it for a long time."  Of course the only team that probably does not celebrate the absurd nature of this piece, the Phillies, who exchanged this physicist-disdaining Infielder against Jean Segura and a few helpers in December.