Well, let's not go crazy - but the Seattle Mariners had as complete an offensive game as they're likely to put together with this particular cast of characters tonight.
They beat Detroit, 13-3, with a season high 15 hits and a season high-tying 11 walks. For a team that was batting .217 coming in - and .229 coming out - that's a good night. Combined, Ichiro and Chone Figgins had seven hits, scored six runs and drove in five.
Doug Fister, who was 0-3 and had been given three runs in those three starts, got his first win of the 2011 season, which put him only five behind the team.
And Eric Wedge said the team is starting to understand the plate approach he wants.
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“We want aggressive at-bats, and when you’re aggressive you see the ball better,” Wedrge said. “Walks become a by-product of that.”
The Mariners don't have a .300 hitter or a real power threat - Ryan Langerhans still leads the team with three home runs - but their 79 walks this season lead the American League. In 18 games, they've scored 68 runs, or 3.7 a game, slightly skewed by tonight's 13.
Where would their offense be without those walks?
The Mariners don't have the big bats of the teams tied for the lead in the AL West, but they're picking up the ideas Wedge and hitting coach Chris Chambliss are preaching daily. Maxxing out the talent you have is all managers and coaches can do.
Getting better talent? That's up to the general manager.