Well as I'm sure you've heard by now, the Mariners just made a big ol' trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and it occurred no less than a few hours after the conclusion of today's baseball game with the New York Yankees, who depart the Pacific Northwest after earning a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners in what could very well prove to be three of the most important games of the entire season. Or, at the very least, a three-day microcosm of everything this team has given us so far this season. Let's see, we had...
- 3 perfect, 20-something pitch innings from Felix Hernandez, who then began to suffer from a wet mound because somebody didn't close the roof in time, and who eventually gave up a grand slam to sink the ship and burn down the sails in what was supposed to be the best pitching matchup of the season. I don't really know what happened after that, because I turned my television off before the ball landed.
- Nine hard-fought innings partially off the arm of Mike Montgomery, making his Major-League debut against a Yankees team that was far more threatening than he made them out to be. Nine innings that included a momentum-shifting meltdown from the best manager in baseball, which led one ESPN analyst to announce a possible corner turned towards the World Series which was then shat upon and ritually sacrificed by a Proven Closer and a bullpen that refused to live up to their billing as the Best in the American League and why did you ever think that in the first place?
- Haha today.
- Hit Weeks on the back of the foot.
- Walk Mike Zunino on four pitches to load the bases.
- Throw three straight balls to Logan Morrison.