It has been a pretty trippy 14 or 15 hours in baseball. We had the Jerry Meals thing in Atlanta, then the Rasmus trade, the Beltran (almost) trade and the Ervin Santana no-hitter. More wild stuff has gone down since 2AM than usually happens in a month.
Add a Mariners victory to it all, because they beat the New York Yankees 9-2 this afternoon, snapping their losing streak at 17.
Dustin Ackley drove in three and the badly-slumping Ichiro went 4 for 5. Felix Hernandez went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits. Phil Hughes wasn’t appreciably worse — two runs in six innings — but the Yankees bullpen and defense betrayed them, turning a 2-1 game into a 7-1 game, and from there it was just a matter of time. Even the lowly Mariners don’t blow five run leads late. At least not that often.
Welcome back to the land of the living, Seattle.