Justin Smoak earned the save on Friday for the Seattle Mariners. Well, okay…..technically, Fernando Rodney earned the save – his 4th of the season. But it was his blood-pressure-raising antics that got the team in the mess they found themselves in, in the first place.
So, the bases were loaded, only one out, two runs had already crossed in the inning. And Rodney’s pitch to Adrian Beltre was lined down the first base line….destination, right field corner. At least two runs were going to score, which would have given the Rangers the lead.
But wait! They forgot to account for Super Smoak!