The Mariners beat the Oakland A’s last night 7-3 with a fury of offense. Figgins, Ackely, Seager, Saunders and Ryan all had multiple hit games last night. The offensive showcase was impressive and could be a little glimpse into what these young players could do in the future.
The real storyline that came out of last nights game was Yoenis Cespedes monstrous home run to deep centerfield. With one on and two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Cespedes took a 2-1 fastball deep, bouncing off the a concrete beam in the centerfield upper deck. The only problem, besides taking Vargas deep, was the fact that he paused way too long to admire his blast and make sure the camera got a good look at him. If you watch the replay, as Cespedes is basking in the glory of his blast, Vargas is staring right at him and his body language changes pretty quickly. You can tell that a does not appreciate this. When the show the pan shot from behind home plate, Vargas is locked on Cespedes the whole time. It also appears that he and Miguel Olivo both said something to him as he was approaching home plate.
Now is baseball, there are many unwritten rules that exist in this realm. One of those rules is don’t admire your home run shot or there will be consequences. Vargas was clearly not okay with that and had the opportunity arose with no one on base, Cespedes would have been plunked. In today’s game, with Felix on the mound, look for him to express his opinion about Cespedes actions last night with a fastball planted right in his back.