Monday, May 29, 2006

Yanks open it up early, still need Mo

Whilst the Red Sox BP were trying to dramatically lose a game in the 9th, the Yankees version allowed a slow drip of runs to get the Royals back in it before Mo nailed down a perfect 9th for the save.

Damon led off and went deep, Jeter and Sheffield hit soft singles before Giambi ripped a double down the right field line. A-Rod then plated both Giambi and Sheffield on a well blooped single. Cano grounded into a Double Play before Melky Cabrera worked a walk. All this against Royals starter Runelvys Hernandez (1-4) who was taken out after facing just seven batters, allowing six of them to reach safely. Terrence Long wrapped a single off the wall in right with Melky coming all the way round from 1st to score on a nice bit of aggressive baserunning (aided by the Royals inept communication).

5-0 up after an inning - easy eh?

It was 6-0 after two but then the Yankees offense packed up their bags and boarded the plane to Motown, forgetting that the game still had 21 outs to go. Jaret Wright (3-3) looked good but seemed to tire and only made it through 5.1. Joe turned to the overworked Proctor and whilst he did well in the 6th, he didn't have it in the 7th, nor did Mike Myers and Farnsworth struggled in the 7th as well. By now the Royals had cut the lead to just one.

Luckily Farnsworth's slider started to bite and Mo looked nasty as he breezed through the 9th to record his 390th save, equaling Dennis Eckersley on the all time list. It wasn't an enjoyable game really after the early stages, you just had the feeling that the Bombers were going to find a way to lose it, luckily they didn't but they head into a big four game series against the Tigers tonight behind Randy Johnson. I have even made Craig Monroe active tonight for my fantasy team as he's facing Randy, that says everything about how the big unit is looking at the moment.

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