It’s only fitting that the player who was scrutinized in the media last week came through in the clutch and was the hero today for the Seattle Mariners.
Ken Griffey Jr. did what he used to be so good at and came through with a walk off single to right field.
Give credit to the Mariners, they didn’t give up and kept the rally going in the ninth, though Kevin Gregg pretty much handed the game to them on a silver platter. Instead of attacking the hitters, he was trying to be cute by nibbling at the corners and it cost him dearly.
When all is said and done, Kevin Gregg has still converted 12 of 14 save opportunities and has an ERA below 3.00.
I guess this is what the folks in Chicago warned us about – when Kevin Gregg blows up, he blows up BIG TIME.