Miller identifies positives from Mariners' recent road trip
Though the Seattle Mariners lost 6-2 on Tuesday, splitting a pair of games in San Francisco against the Giants, shortstop Brad Miller was pleased with what he saw.
For Miller, returning to the Bay Area was a treat - having visited AT&T Park as a teenager - so hitting a home run was especially meaningful for him.
As he told Greg Johns of MLB.com, Miller drew a few positives out of the M's recent 4-4 road trip through Cleveland, Houston and SF: "I think we have to take the positives. We beat two pretty good pitchers in Cleveland in [Corey] Kluber and [Trevor] Bauer. Obviously Houston was three kind of extreme games. They're a team when they get going, they're tough at home. And here you get the defending champs and facing some good pitchers again. I think personally we have to take the positives and take it back to Seattle and have a good homestand."
The Mariners sit at 29-36, in fourth place in the A.L. West, and have had their issues with offensive consistency, so putting a positive spin on a somewhat frustrating road trip could boost team morale.
As for Miller's return to AT&T Park, he won't ever forget it: "We're living a dream. This is awesome. Tuesday, sellout crowd like that, are you kidding me? It's a pretty cool spot, a pretty cool place."