(That's a game-winning swing if I've ever seen one. Courtesy of The AP)
Another game, another win for the Yankees on a day where they didn't bring their A-game. When things are going well they're going well, and they're going really well for the boys in pinstripes right now.
- It was another solid outing for Andy Pettitte
. He had his one bad inning, and didn't have the greatest command again, but he also got burned by a couple of broken bat hits and still managed to pitch 7 innings of 2-run ball. His team had the lead when he left the game and he was in line for the win.
- The offense slowly clawed its way back into the game against Washington starter Jordan Zimmerman. They scratched a run across on an error by Ian Demons in the 4th, and then 2 more in the 6th on an RBI groundout by Raul Ibanez
and an RBI double by Eric Chavez
to take a 3-2 lead.
- Between the 2 runs scoring in the 6th, Nick Swisher
was thrown out at home trying to score on a groundball and had to leave the game with a bone bruise to his left quad. Chances are he's going to have to miss a few days, but at least it wasn't something more serious.
- Cory Wade
reliever Pettitte in the 8th, and after getting the first 2 outs and getting ahead of Desmond 0-2 he hung a 2-2 fastball that Desmond hit for a HR to tie the game and redeem himself for the earlier error.
- Wade left for Boone Logan
after a walk, and a decision to move Dewayne Wise
from left field to right worked perfectly as Wise gunned down Tyler Moore
at the plate to end the inning. Replays showed that Moore might have been safe, but sometimes the calls go your way.
- The rest of the bullpen combined to throw 6.1 scoreless innings after Wade came out, and it was a good thing too because the offense didn't record a hit from the 7th inning on into the 14th. When they finally did, they made them count. Jayson Nix
led off the 14th with a single, stole second and moved to third on Derek Jeter
's single, and then both came home when Mark Teixeira
lined a double to right for the game-winning runs.
- Give a call to Freddy Garcia
, who pitched 2 perfect innings with 2 Ks in just his second appearance since May 21st to pick up the win.
- Tough day for Bryce Harper
at the plate. He got fed a steady diet of cutters from Pettitte early and never managed to find his stroke after that. Harper ended up 0-7 with 5 Ks.