# How Many Games Back Are the Mariners for the Wild Card?

By Eric Wilson

Are you a Seattle Mariners fan wondering how many games back your team is for the wild card? Look no further! Here’s everything you need to know:

## Current Standings

As of [insert date], the Seattle Mariners are [insert number] games back for the American League wild card. The current standings are as follows:

• [Insert Team Name]: [Insert Number of Wins]-[Insert Number of Losses], [Insert Games Back]
• [Insert Team Name]: [Insert Number of Wins]-[Insert Number of Losses], [Insert Games Back]
• [Insert Team Name]: [Insert Number of Wins]-[Insert Number of Losses], [Insert Games Back]
• [Insert Team Name]: [Insert Number of Wins]-[Insert Number of Losses], [Insert Games Back]

## What Does “Games Back” Mean?

If you’re new to baseball, “games back” can be a confusing term. Essentially, it refers to how many games a team is behind in the standings compared to the team in first place. For example, if the first place team has a record of 80-60 and the second place team has a record of 75-65, the second place team would be five games back.

### Calculating Games Back

To calculate how many games back a team is, you’ll need to determine their winning percentage. This is done by dividing their number of wins by their total number of games played. For example, if a team has won 70 out of 140 games, their winning percentage would be .500.

Next, you’ll need to determine the winning percentage of the team in first place. Once you have that number, subtract the second team’s winning percentage from the first team’s winning percentage.

Finally, multiply that number by the total number of games played by the first place team and round to the nearest whole number. The result will be how many games back the second place team is.

### Keeping Up with the Mariners

If you’re a die-hard Mariners fan, you’ll want to keep a close eye on their progress throughout the season. You can do this by checking their schedule regularly, following them on social media, or tuning in to their games on TV or radio.

So there you have it – everything you need to know about how many games back the Seattle Mariners are for the wild card. Keep cheering them on and who knows – maybe they’ll make it to the playoffs!