It was a good first month for Don Wakamatsu. The Mariners are in first place, and they’ve got a realistic shot at taking this thing down to the wire now that they’ve settled in as the early team to beat in the AL West. They are ranked 12th in scoring thus far, a testament to the fact that they’re getting exceptional pitching and if they can begin to hit, there may be no looking back. [ESPN’s Sweetspot]