Throwback Thursday: Mariners Sweep Yankees


Another Throwback Thursday post brings us to some history for this years Seattle Mariners team. For the first time in quiet some time, the Seattle Mariners swept the New York Yankees in New York.

In the last series of April, Robinson Cano made his return to a place he called home for year. Met by boos, Cano went 1-5 in his first game against his former club. Chris Young picked up his first win as a Mariner going 5 2/3 inning giving up one run on three hits.

Corey Hart, yes that Corey Hart, who was released from the Mariners just a week ago led the team with two RBIs. Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, the before mentioned Cano, and Mike Zunino all tallied RBis leading the Mariners to a 6-3 win.

After the second game of the series was rained out, Roenis Elias took to the mound in the third game and seemed unfazed by the bright lights of New York Stadium.  Elias went 7 innings giving up 2 earned runs in 7 innings of work, tallying 10 strike outs and two walks.

Robinson Cano led his current team against his former team going 1-4 with two RBIs. Fernando Rodney came in the 9th to close the game and get his 6th save of the early season.

On June 2nd, the make up date of the before rained out game, gave the Mariners a chance to finish the sweep of the Yankees, and lucky for the Mariners they had Felix Hernandez on the mound.

Felix Hernandez showed why he is considered one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, going seven innings, giving up two runs, while striking out eight and walking none.

Kyle Seager led the charge offensively going 4-5 at the plate, hitting his 9th home run in the 9th inning, and three RBIs. Mike Zunino, Dustin Ackley and Michael Saunders all tallied one RBI while Brad Miller tallied two.

The Mariners scored four runs in the 7th and four in the 9th to win the game 10-2 and complete the sweep. It was a fun three games of Mariners baseball, they showed that they weren’t intimidated by the lights, or the big payroll that is the New York Yankees.