For the second-time this month, Mitch Haniger sent Seattle Mariners fans happy.
In a 6-6 game in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday afternoon, the 27-year-old outfielder blasted a two-run walk-off home run off of right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake to score Jean Segura and give the Mariners a three-game series sweep over their American League West rivals.
The ball left Haniger’s bat at a blistering 108 miles per hour and traveled 360 feet on a line drive to left field.
Here’s video of the clutch bomb:
For the Mariners, they now improved to 44-24 to put them 20 games over .500 for the first time since August 24, 2007, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Seattle will be strongly tested in their next two series, as they will visit the host the Boston Red Sox and play the Yankees in New York.
Haniger’s having perhaps the most underrated season in baseball so far with a .270/.352/.524 batting line and 16 homers and 52 runs batted in. He’s on pace to smack 38 homers and drive in 124 runs across 160 games.
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