I have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to catch my flight to Seattle. So, naturally, JJ Putz decided to go and make sure this didn't end on time. But dear sweet Christ, sticking around was so so worth it. From a dramatic win over our biggest rivals in a game that felt lost so many times to Adam Jones' promotion, I can't remember the last time Mariner fans had reason to be so God damn happy.
Felix, you rocked tonight. Brandon Morrow, you did too. Yuniesky Betancourt, you rocked more. Jose Lopez, you didn't. And Jason Ellison, while I know this whole situation sucks, know that we'll always appreciate what you did while you were here. Never before has a backup outfielder meant so much to the future of a franchise, and I hope you're able to find a good home for yourself.
I'm going to go to bed so I can make this flight without being too much of a wreck. I'll see some of you guys tomorrow night in Tacoma at the first of our LL/USSM get-togethers. I'll be the tall guy with the shit-eating grin.
Biggest Contribution: Brandon Morrow, +29.2%
Biggest Suckfest: JJ Putz, -33.3%
Most Important At Bat: Lopez misses bunt, -29.5%
Most Important Pitch: HGH homer, -36.2%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): +17.5%
Total Contribution by Position Players: +9.5%
Total Contribution by Opposition: +23.0%