Monday, July 25, 2011

Yankees Extend Manglers Losing Streak to 16

That's not a typo, do not adjust your monitors. I would like to see the Seattle Mariners officially change their name to the "Manglers". Because no one can mangle a baseball game like the Mariners right now. The Yankees beat them up early and went on to an easy 10-3 win. The loss was the 16th straight for Seattle, who did their best to help the Yankees in every way possible.

Freddy Garcia cruised into the 8th inning with the help of the impatient M's. He threw 11 pitches in the 1st inning, nine in the 4th, eight in both the 5th and 6th innings in raising his record to 9-7.

Mark Teixeira got Garcia off to a good start in the bottom of the first with a 2-run home run off Seattle starter Jason Vargas. Up 2-1 in the 3rd, Derek Jeter hit one into the right field seats for a solo home run.

The Yankees broke things up open with a five run 4th inning as the Mariners stumbled along. Eduardo Nunez and Brett Gardner stroked RBI singles for a 5-1 advantage, and another run came home on Dustin Ackley's throwing error. Curtis Granderson's sac fly and Teixeira's RBI single closed out the scoring for the inning. Vargas was given a reprieve by manager Eric Wedge after the inning as Chris Ray came into pitch.

No one could blame Wedge if he walked out the door and never came back. The Mariners were 43-43 and in the thick of the AL West race....and they haven't won since. Even Ichiro is having issues. He got picked off in a crucial situation in Boston and kicked a Derek Jeter ball in the right field corner into a triple tonight.

All of this also makes you think the Mariners may reconsider dealing Felix Hernandez as they are a team in need of massive changes.


Steve Garrison made his Major League debut, getting the final two outs in the 9th inning. He's likely to be sent down when Rafael Soriano is activated this week.

Yankees started their annual HOPE Week by honoring Daniel Trush and the Daniel Music Foundation.

The Yankees moved to 60-40, the first time they have been 20 games over .500 on the season.

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