So Felix didn't exactly come through for PositivePaul there, but no worries: the Inland Empire 66ers had his back. The M's Hi-A affiliate WON THE CALIFORNIA LEAGUE tonight with a tense 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay-affiliated Visalia Oaks.
Props to Mumba Rivera who, making his first start of the year in the deciding game of the Cal League, finals went 4 innings without allowing a run; to Jon Lockwood who got the win with two innings of brilliant, hitless, 3K baseball; to LF Josh Womack for hitting a solo HR to put the 66ers ahead; and to Johan Limonta for his RBI double in the bottom of the 8th to win it all.
Yes, so the M's season is lost, and yes, the M's have lost some prospects to poor trades, and yes, Felix hasn't quite clicked like we all thought he would. It's that context that makes tonight's win so sweet - in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter - there aren't really all that many prospects on the team. But SOMETHING in the M's universe went really, really right and here's hoping that continues next year.
And happy B-day to Paul - at least your birthday has the decency to be during baseball season.