Brandon Morrow missed a no-hitter by four outs as the Mariners beat the Yankees. Wilson Betemit broke it up in the eighth inning.
Melky Cabrera returned to the Yankees with his career at a bit of a crossroads.
Tonight was the first time I got a real sense from the players that they knew the season would end on Sept. 28 and not in the playoffs. Even guys like Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon were forced to admit that the Yankees have dug a hole there is no getting out of.
Let’s be honest, finishing in third place might be a stretch at this point. Toronto is only a half-game behind the Yankees and has much better pitching.
Tonight was the 43rd time in 141 games that the Yankees were held to two or fewer runs. It almost doesn’t seem possible. The Yankees have a run differential of +41. They finished last season at +191.