Ryan Feierabend has never faced any of the New York hitters.
Notes: The Yankees are 4-2 on their road trip and leave tonight for Anaheim. … The Yankees are 7-1 against the Mariners this season, outscoring them 58-24. … Mike Mussina is going for win No. 18. He hasn’t that many since 2002.
NICE TO SEE YOU: Bobby Abreu is 9 for 14 against Seattle RHP Carlos Silva in his career. Derek Jeter is 7 of 15 and Alex Rodriguez is 6 of 16. Robbie Cano of 5 of 11 with three homers. Update, 2:29 p.m.: This doesn’t matter now as Silva isn’t starting.
Back later with updates. It’s still early here.
UPDATE, 2:43 p.m.: Seattle starter Carlos Silva (bad back) was scratched and replaced by LHP Ryan Feierabend. He is 0-2 with a 6.53 ERA in four starts. Feierabend has never faced any of the Yankees. This can’t be good news for the Yankees.
UPDATE, 4:25 p.m.: That’s 205 homers for Jeter and 1,000 RBI. He’s tied with A-Rod and Winfield for 11th place in team history. The Big G is 10th with 206.
UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.: The Angels flipped their starters. Garland goes Monday and Weaver on Tuesday. They’re giving Weaver an extra day to get over a cut on his hand.
UPDATE, 5:11 p.m.: More history for Jeter. That last hit gave him 2,518 in his career, tying Babe Ruth for second place in franchise history. The record of 2,721 is held by Lou Gehrig.
UPDATE, 5:37 p.m.: That’s good baseball there, A-Rod getting picked off first with a runner on second and two outs. The Mariners ran a play and the Yankees (A-Rod and first base coach Tony Pena) fell asleep.
UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: Why did Molina bat down two runs in the seventh inning? What is point of having three catchers if he’s going to be allowed to hit?
UPDATE, 6:05 p.m.: Meanwhile, Moose comes out of the game. Why did Molina stay in to hit then? It’ll be interesting to see how Girardi explains that. Molina was 0 for 7 on the trip to that point.
Or how the Yankees fell into fourth place. That, too.
UPDATE, 6:23 p.m.: Alex was 0 for 10 in the series. He’s 4 for 33 in his last 10 games at Safeco Field. … Meanwhile, Jose Veras does he has been doing pretty consistently lately and gives up a run.
UPDATE, 6:34 p.m.: The last 14 outings for Jose Veras: 12.2 innings, 15 hits (3 HR), 10 earned runs, 8 walks.
UPDATE, 6:38 p.m.: Unreal, they lost 2 of 3 against Seattle. The Yankees are now in fourth place, a half-game behind Toronto. They have not been in fourth place this late in the season since 1992.