Today was no different, as Pettitte took the mound in front of over 38,000 fans at Safeco and retired the first 9 Mariner batters he faced and allowed only 3 hits in 7.1 innings. Pettitte threw 85 pitches, with 59 of them being strikes.
In the bottom of the 4th, with 1 out, Michael Morse hit a sacrficice single to center, scoring Jason Bay from 3rd, tying the game at 1 run each.
Top of the 5th, Jayson Nix singles to right and scores former Mariner, Ichiro Suzuki for the go-head run.
Top of the 7th, it’s Jayson Nix again, as he singles to center, scoring Brett Gardner, making it 3-1, New York.
In the bottom of the 9th, down 1 run to 3, Mariners fans got another sight their surely tired of, Mariano Rivera came on for New York, and gave up 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 3 Mariners as the Yankees hold on to beat the Mariners, 3-1.
The Mariner’s Felix Hernandez (2.58 ERA, 95Ks, 7-4) takes on the Yankees David Phelps (4.15 ERA, 57Ks, 4-3) as the Mariners look to even up the 4 game series with New York tomorrow at Safeco Field at 1:10 P.M.