The much maligned Yankee bullpen came up big tonight in Seattle.
Ivan Nova couldn’t make it out of the 4th, giving the Mariners the lead with defending Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez on the mound. But then pen combined for 7 1/3 shut out innings and the Yankees crawled back in and forced it into extra innings.
And ironically the game was lost by Mariano Rivera, the ONE reliever people think they can count on.
The Yankees lost the series in Seattle and are now behind in the win AND loss column against the Red Sox.