Wells goes deep for Mom
Everybody loves a feel good story, right? Well this is about as good as you’re going to get so far this season. Well, maybe the dad who surprised his kid back at Safeco is up there with this one.
C’mon Mom, right? This sounds more like the request that Babe Ruth got from the dying kid in the movie The Babe than real life, but Wells delivered for his Mommy, and the Mariners.
A 2-2 pitch down the right field line, that he dinged off of the foul pole. Nothing like adding a little drama and flare to a home run that your Mom asked for.
On a 2-2 count, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, who was making his return to the team after a brief retirement stint, missed the location of the pitch, and left it hanging belt high right down the middle.
Wells looked a little late on the swing, maybe thinking he was going to get a different pitch, but put good wood on it anyway, driving it down the right field line.
I wouldn’t say this ball exploded off of the bat, but it definitely was hit to the right part of the ball park.
A retreating Nick Swisher tracked it, possibly more for show than anything else, as it kept flying over his head.
If this ball had been hit more squarely, it would have been a lazy pop up. But, Wells had just the right amount of lateness to his swing that carried it to the shortest porch in the ball park.
With Dustin Ackley on at second, the home run put the Mariners up 4-0, on rout to a 6-2 victory over the Yankees.
There is nothing sweeter than a win in the Bronx.