I still can't believe it.
(The home run, I mean. Not the sucking. That I totally expected.)
Biggest Contribution: Ichiro, +8.6%
Biggest Suckfest: Joel Pineiro, -44.5%
Most Important At Bat: Johjima single, +8.1%
Most Important Pitch: Costa triple, -21.9%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -42.7%
Total Contribution by Position Players: -11.7%
Our hopes for splitting the series fall on the always dependable shoulders of one Gil Meche, but it's hard to feel particularly optimistic when you're going up against the greatest Runelvys in the history of professional sports. 11:10am PDT start time for those of you who can't go one Sunday without a little frustrating and entirely meaningless September baseball. Refrain from work on the Sabbath, you say? Don't worry, the Mariners are already three steps ahead of you on that one.