On Wednesday, the New York Yankees were able to salvage the sweep from the Baltimore Orioles with a dominating 12-3 victory. They got the bats going again, including the ninth career grand slam from Robinson Cano. Plus, the Bronx faithful got to see the return of Joba Chamberlain to the bullpen. The lead is still a comfortable six and a half games for the Yankees over the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays in the division. Now, the Bombers will look to go on a winning streak to finish off their nine-game homestand against a non-contender that is playing some of their best baseball of the season.
The Seattle Mariners’ hot play might not show in the standings, but they have very quietly won 13 of their last 17 games. This includes a seven-game winning streak. Even though Ichiro Suzuki is no longer with the team, they are still getting contributions from some of their young players like third baseman Kyle Seager and outfielder Michael Saunders. Besides dealing Ichiro, the M’s traded reliever Brandon League to the Dodgers to allow Stephen Pryor to be called up from AAA and also traded reliever Steve Delabar to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Eric Thames, who hit a home run against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Plus, when the Yankees go against the Mariners, it seems that every series, King Felix is always facing the Yankees’ hitters. Will it be a hit or miss this time for the Yankee bats on Saturday? Coincidentally, the Yankees will face the same three pitchers that they battled at SAFECO Field a little over a week ago. Does success come around the second time for the Yanks? We shall see.
For this show, I talk about the pitching matchups, recap the trade deadline for the Yankees, and should Brian Cashman look at Cliff Lee now that he has been put on waivers? Enjoy the show!