It is August 15th, 2014. You are getting off work, waiting for the bus, stuck in the I-5 slowdown, I don't know, something like that. Boy, wonder how those Mariners are doing you think. They are hovering a good number of games above .500 for the first time since the early years of the Bush administration. You pop out your phone--just for a second, it won't hurt anybody--and the brakelights illuminate your face as you read:
- Felix Hernandez, 6IP, 3K, 0R, 0ER
- Austin Jackson, seventh-inning come-from-behind grand slam to put his team up two runs
- Nelson Cruz, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, only moments away from an ostensible easy victory by the opposing team.