The Yankees played 18 innings of fantastic baseball yesterday, and came away with a split on the doubleheader in Cleveland necessitated by Mother Nature earlier this year, fitting in two games amidst flights between DIA, Hopkins, and JFK. Phelps, Logan, Claiborne, Nuno, and Warren pitched a fantastic 18 innings in which they allowed 1 run over 2 games, both played on a day that should have been a deserved day off. Phelps took the loss in the first game, but only because the law says someone has to, and Masterson certainly deserves congratulations for his 4-hit shutout.
Now the Yankees are back in the Bronx and not likely to be well rested, but hopefully fortified by their fantastic play. Felix Hernandez is on the mound for the Mariners, while the Yankees send CC to the bump, and Curtis Granderson rejoins the team. Awesome Mariner fans video anthem and lineups after the break.. Comment away.
Fantastic tribute to Dave Niehaus.