Mariners 4 | Yanks 1
Felix goes the distance …
9IP – 10H – 1ER – 2BB – 9K
The only Yankee run came on Swisher’s solo shot in the 3rd and their only other extra base hit was Granderson’s double in the 9th – in which Felix would end up striking out the side.
Lopey with the big “O” blow …
Grand Slam in the eighth inning
Vazquez was stellar, but…
M’s first hit didn’t come till the 6th and then the M’s had their first real scoring opportunity in the 7th – with the bases loaded a couple singles and a walk, Milton pinch hit and sent a shot up the middle that Pena made a great leap to snare. Then Chamberlain came in for the 8th and promptly gave up two singles, threw a wild pitch and intentionally walked Russell before giving up the salami to Jose (wow – bullpen implosions happen to other teams, too?)
Justin received a very nice ovation when he stepped to the plate for the first time. He had a rough debut though (3K’s) but he didn’t even get to the ballpark until 1pm and undoubtedly had a few jitters after what must have been a whirl-wind 24 hours for him.
Despite the position the M’s find themselves in, with one win not making a difference, victory still tastes sweeter when it happens amongst throngs of interlocking NY’s