I really don't think I can write a normal, detailed recap of this game without getting really upset, and really upset is no way to start a race day on Sunday so I'm just going to hit the key bullet points.
- The Yankees put Ricky Romero on the ropes early, loading the bases without nobody out, but managed to just plate just 2 runs on 2 outs by Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson to take a 2-0 lead.
- Andy Pettitte gave up a solo homer in the bottom of the 1st, and a 2-out RBI single in the 5th on an infield hit that probably would have been a foul ball if A-Rod wouldn't have fielded it.
- He put runners on the corners in the 6th before leaving, and watched the game-losing run score when Joba Chamberlain gave up a double on his third pitch.
- The offense did nothing for the rest of the game despite getting 6 more hits, drawing 3 more walks, and getting 2 free baserunners on Toronto errors.
- Joe was in on the action too, giving up the DH late in the game by pulling Eduardo Nunez, and using Cody Eppley and Boone Logan in the 8th inning instead of D-Rob. Truly bizarro world shit.
- The Orioles beat the Fraud Sawx 4-3, so here once again the division is tied at the top with 4 games to go.
- Cano: 2-3, 1 RBI. Still hitting.
- Nick Swisher: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 LOB. Samesies.
- Andruw Jones: 0-2, 2 K, 5 LOB. If this doughy, smiley-faced fuck makes the postseason roster, I am going to punch a small child.
- A-Rod & C-Grand: 0-6, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 8 LOB. Just offensive black holes right now.
Division magic number is still 5, playoff magic number is 2, but the Yankees are in a position where they have to root for other teams to help them and that shouldn't happen when they've played their last 6 games against the Twins and Blue Jays. Phil Hughes faces Henderson Alvarez today in the series finale.
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 4/23/21
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