With Ryan Rowland-Smith’s struggles this year (even despite recent upswing), I wasn’t expecting too much from this game. But Hyphen did a great job against the Yankees, allowing only two runs in 6 full innings before being replaced by Brian Sweeney in the 7th. If only our offense had come through against CC Sabathia…but seriously, folks…
We were able to tie the game in the 8th inning with Ichiro and Josh Bard on base and a Russell Branyan 2-RBI single, of all things. Crazy. But then David Aardmsa was sent into the 8th inning and gave up a single to Mark Teixeira, and a homer to the man everyone in Seattle loves to hate, Alex Rodriguez. We were unable to recover. Aardsma got the loss, and I’m OK with that, he pretty much deserved it. I’m glad it wasn’t RRS, who pitched well and simply didn’t get any run support.
So, to sum up:
Tonight, I am going to take the slog down to Tacoma with some friends and hope that it doesn’t rain so we can watch Erik Bedard’s rehab start. Pictures and etc. to follow, provided I can stay up that late. I don’t appear to be feeling any sicker than I was yesterday, but I obviously have something, just not sure what. Will layer.
Also, since I haven’t mentioned it in a bit, this Saturday I will be in the press box for the Everett AquaSox game vs. the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. I will be attempting to live-Tweet as much as I can, so you can follow that here, or follow Conor Dowley from ProBallNW.com, as he will be there scouting some of our younger crew. We’ll also be attending batting practice prior to that game, so even though I’m not exactly sure what all that entails, I’m definitely looking forward to it.