ZippyAll-Star right-hander Felix Hernandez was traveling like a king in the visitors’ clubhouse before and after the game, gliding along on a motorized intelligent personal mobility device. It looks like a skateboard married a Segway, with a platform about 6 inches off the ground to stand on and two big wheels but no handlebars. “The fall is about that far,” McClendon said when asked if it scares him to see his star zipping around.
Trainer’s roomMariners: LHP Charlie Furbush (biceps tendinitis) was feeling discomfort in his throwing arm so the team slowed the steady reliever’s progress in his throwing program. Yankees: The Yankees sent RHP Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Friday night’s win and called up Branden Pinder on Saturday. Girardi said he wanted to stretch out Mitchell in case New York needs him to make a spot start. … OF Carlos Beltran is expected to be activated from the DL Sunday.
Up nextMariners: It’s a Felix Day in New York as Hernandez gets the start. He’s 5-1 with a 1.37 ERA at the new Yankee Stadium. Teixeira has made King Felix almost look ordinary. He’s 20 for 66 (.303) with six homers and 13 RBIs overall against the 2010 A.L. Cy Young Award winner. Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia faces the Mariners for a second time this year. He allowed nine hits and two run in 5 2-3 innings at Seattle on June 2.
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