Biggest Contribution: Felix Hernandez, +34.4%
Biggest Suckfest: Ichiro, -7.8%
Most Important Hit: Sexson single, +14.6%
Most Important Pitch: Zaun fly out, +11.9%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): +46.0%
Total Contribution by Hitters: +5.6%
Generally, you have to be a pretty good pitcher to no-hit somebody for 6.1 innings. Felix was back on his game tonight, missing bats and getting groundball outs (13 of them, to be precise), and we can all breathe easy again. You better believe Yahoo! noticed:
Anyway, because meetings took up most of my evening, I'll pose you a three-part question and make this more interactive than usual. (A) What do you want the Mariner rotation to look like next year? (B) Why? (C) How would you go about creating it (trades, free agent contracts, etc.)?
Joel Pineiro and Gustavo Chacin tomorrow at 4:07pm PDT. Did you know that Chacin apparently doesn't have a single hair on his entire body? Yeah, I bet you'll remember that little factoid longer than you wanted to.