Yes, that's the difference between the Mariners record after 69 games this season and last - although the changes go much further than the numbers.
A year ago, Seattle was waiting for Richie Sexson and Jose Vidro to heat up, for Carlos Silva to win another game, for J.J. Putz to get healthy and for someone - anyone! - to show a little joy in the clubhouse.
Now, the Mariners are waiting for Ken Griffey Jr. and Adrian Beltre to heat up, for Jarrod Washburn to win another game, for Erik Bedard to get healthy. And the clubhouse? Not an issue. Not with Junior and Sweeney in house and new manager Don Wakamatsu and his staff on board.
What we're seeing in 2009 is better baseball, even with the obvious holes still waiting to be filled.
A team that has played 31 one-run games in its first 69, the Mariners are very much a work still in progress.
No one knows it better than GM Jack Zduriencik, whose 'state of the Mariners' interview will run in Tuesday's paper.
One of the qualities you have to appreciate in Zduriencik is he's a fan as well as a baseball lifer.
A teaser from tomorrow's story:
"We aren't aggressively pursuing anything, but I listen," he said. "Other teams call or I call them – it's what GMs do. I want to stay in this race as long as possible, and I want to keep the big picture in mind. You have to think not only about right now but down the line, what's best for this club?
"Offensively, what you'd love to have is one more big bat in the middle of the order. If we had that, we might make it a lot more interesting in the American League West."
He knows there's a lot to be done with this franchise. And he's seen how far it's already come.
No, this isn't a team - as presently constituted - that is likely to be contending in September.
Credit it, however, with playing a style of baseball that makes watching it all summer something to look forward to.