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Yuni had a heckuva 7th inning June 12, 2008

Posted by Brad in news, video.
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Here’s a play-by-play recap of the 7th inning of yesterday morning’s Mariners against the Blue Jays
Top 7th: Seattle
J. Reed singled to center
R. Sexson singled to left, J. Reed to second

All right, two singles to lead off the inning. This could be something!
K. Johjima unknown into double play catcher to shortstop, J. Reed out at second
… or not. Way to go, Kenji!
Then, this happened:

Y. Betancourt tripled to deep right center, R. Sexson scored
Wooooooooo! Yuni’s triple was the only extra base hit the M’s had all day.
I. Suzuki intentionally walked
W. Bloomquist popped out to second
Also a foregone conclusion.
1 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Seattle 1, Toronto 1

With that one exciting swing, Yuni gave the Mariners a chance, and staved off fears that Felix Hernandez would get a loss despite allowing no earned runs (way to misplay, Jeremy Reed!). But Yuni wasn’t done.
Bottom 7th: Toronto
– L. Overbay grounded out to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt
– K. Mench grounded out to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt
– B. Wilkerson fouled out to shallow left (to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Seattle 1, Toronto 1

Yep, Yuni made all three outs in the bottom half of the seventh. They were fairly routine, though Yuni did wave off third baseman Willie Bloomquist on that foul out. (I hope that counts as an out-of-zone play.)
Looking at win probabilities, before Yuni’s triple, the M’s had just a 26.4% chance of winning the game. After the triple, they had a 48% chance. And by the end of the 7th, it was dead even at 50%. That’s a swing of more than 23% over just six outs. That’s a heck of an inning.



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