MLB: Mariners manager Servais reacts to Seattle’s win over Yankees
Scott Servais lauded the fans’ “incredible” support after the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees in MLB on Tuesday.
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais hailed “one of the best games I’ve ever seen” after his team beat the New York Yankees on Tuesday thanks to a single run in the 13th inning.
The Mariners held their own in a pitching battle with the Yankees, as new signing Luis Castillo marked his first home start by giving up just three hits through eight scoreless innings.
Seattle’s relief pitching was similarly effective, while there were a series of stunning defensive plays as the two teams repeatedly failed to bat in runners in scoring positions.
“We’ve got big things ahead of us” - Servais thrilled by win
Eventually, after more than four hours of play, a pinch-hit single from Luis Torrens scored Eugenio Suárez to the delight of a raucous Seattle crowd.
“Baseball’s not a boring game,” Servais said after the 1-0 victory. “I’ve been at a lot of major league games, I’ve been in a lot of major league games, and that was one of the best games I’ve ever seen.
“The electricity in our ballpark tonight, the fans were incredible. As we sit here in early August, we’ve got big things ahead of us.”
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“I don’t know, because we haven’t been to the postseason in a while, but I’m assuming it would be like this and maybe a little bit better,” Servais added.
“Our fan base is starved for this type of baseball. We have a team that can provide it. We’re fun to watch. We can be frustrating to watch.
“I get all that as a fan and what it means to hang on the edge of your seat for every pitch. That’s what baseball is about, and our team embodies that.”