Things haven’t been going very well for the Seattle Mariners lately. They’re the worst team in the Show, their manager and general manager have both been fired within the last couple weeks and now their most promising young player is injured — after he hit a grand slam.
In Monday night’s 5-2 win over the Mets, Felix Hernandez accidentally hit a grand slam off none other than Johan Santana in the second inning. It’s the first home run ever by a Mariners pitcher.
Then, just a few innings later, he left the game after spraining his ankle when Carlos Beltran slid into home on a wild pitch.
Welp, that sucks for King Felix. But fear not, Mariners fans, the trade deadline is coming soon, and after the impending fire sale you can hear whoever the interim GM is wax poetic about all the young talent for which he’s traded and how the Mariners will contend ever so soon.
You just wait.
Aside: Arthur Rhodes got the save in this game. I had no idea he was even still alive, and with good reason. The 38-year old didn’t make a single pitch in the Bigs last year. Welcome back, Art.