Phil Hughes got mangled. Again. Colon already in the game and it's 5-0 Orioles in the bottom of the 5th – but A-Rod just got the Yanks' first hit of the night with a double down the third base line. Offense has not been the Yankee's problem so far this young season. They certainly need it now…
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And Cano hits one deep into death valley scoring A-Rod. Cano at second, one out after the Swisher ground-out, Jorge up…
Meek pop-up by Posada, Granderson grounds out after staring at what should have been strike three. Arieta has been carving the Yankees up and has barely broken a sweat. He has thrown just 65 pitches in 5 innings and given up 2 hits, is hitting corners and his ball has lots of late movement. Impressive.
Colon looking good actually. Onto the bottom of the 6th – 5-1 birds
Lead-off single for Martin…Gardner up. Keep chipping Yanks…
Gardner finally making Arieta throw some pitches at least.
Gardner beats out the DP and Jeter singles up the middle. All right now – meat of the order, two on, one out. If we’re going to get back into this, now would be a good time…
Quiet house here. Arrieta has a 6 ERA, even if he’s breezing through it so far.
Gardner and Jeter on, one out, it’s time for a rally!
2-0 to Teix…tension building…
Nice, two bases, and now it’s 5-2, second and third, one out and with ARod, Cano coming up..
Hardly-ever-see-it-happen bloop to the opposite field from Teixeira (yes Mark, there is a field over there too) and the Yanks are set up with 2nd and 3rd, another run in, and A-Rod up with Cano on deck. Feeding frenzy…please………
I want to hear you screaming in the stands Lar!!!
2-1 pitch and ARod went for it, but missed. Should’ve been crushed..
That was a big fat cookie down the middle of the plate and A-Rod missed it entirely
Sac fly, will take it, chipping chipping. Will take anything from Cano.
Full count…A-Rod flies to the opposite field – runners advance, Jeter scoring, 5-3 with Cano up and Teix on 3rd. Get that one in Robbie!!!! I’ll feel good if this becomes a battle of the pens, but we still need to do some work to get Arieta out of the game.
Cano with the sharp ground out. Oh well. Three innings to hold the Birds to 5 run and to pick up 3 of their own for the Yanks. Certainly doable. Must lock the O’s down here though. Will it be Joba??
Will take it, but so much more potential for damage.. still got 1/3 of the game to play..
Foul out followed by dinky single for Roberts. He may test Martin’s arm…
Markakis gave that a serious ride after already hitting a HR and a double tonight. Off the bat I thought that was a double at least but Granderson tracked it down on the warning track. Lee up with 2 outs and Roberts still plated at first.
That was strike 3. At least this ump is missing them both ways.
Mets swept by the Rockies in today’s double-header and in the 4-game series as a whole. Pathetic.
Into the O’s bullpen. Just two to tie…let’s go fellas. Swisher runs the count full to lead off the 7th…
Swish works a great 10-pitch walk to lead off. Nicely done. Jorge up. He has not looked good.
10 pitch walk, I love it.
Contrast Swisher’s 10-pitch walk with Jorge’s 3-pitch K. He looks horrible.
Jorge averages that out with a 3 pitch strikeout…
Granderson crushes it and barely misses the game-tying HR. Off the wall, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.
Doubles, but didn’t score the run though, here’s the clutch Martin up with 2nd and 3rd, one out..
At least gets the job partially done. 2 outs, 5-4.
Izturis and Lee with superb defensive play to get Martin out at first, but a run scores while Granderson stays at 2nd. 5-4 now. 2 outs. Gardner up. Slap one to left Brett…
Gardner being fiesty…lots of foul balls…
And he finally K’s. But they’ve closed to within 1. Assume Soriano will be coming in – gotta hold them…
Again the Yanks strands someone in scoring position.
Mr. No-range-to-his-left just made a superb play behind second base. Why is Colon still in tis game??? I know we don’t have the lead, but down by one at home, I pull him for Soriano.
Walks Luke Scott with one out. Joba warmed up but they’re sticking with Bartolo. This has 2-run homer written all over it. Please get him out. 2 good innings from him is all we could have asked for. And all we should.
Jones singles. First and third, one out. Lovely. And now Girardi pulls him for Joba. Here you go Joba – sorry, but a fly ball and we’re back down by two. D%&*it.
Joba to face Mark Reynolds, who either strikes out or creams the ball.
Wild pitch but Martin throws to Joba and the runner is called out. from here he looked safe by a mile, but I’ll take it. Eager to see the replay…
Wow – it was a great great call. Joba planted his right foot in the baserunner’s path and he jack-knifed over Joba, never touching the plate. Really scary in that Joba by all rights should be reeling in agony right now – barely missed getting severely spiked. And then he Ks him on a 96-mph fastball on the ouside corner – YES! This is an exciting game.
It is indeed a weird way they get out of that one, but will take it. Now all that is left to do is for the Yanks to take the lead!
Jeter, Teix, A-Rod up with Cano waiting in the wings. Now is the time!!!
Jeter flies out. Grumble. Teix up.
Teix Ks on the change-up out of the zone. 2 outs. A-Rod up.
That’s a horribel strike call. That’s the first one he has called that low all night.
A-Rod singles on the 0-2 count. Cano up to face Johnson, against whom he is 5 for 12 lifetime.
Johnson has these great hitter flailing at balls low and out of the zone. 0-2 to Cano.
Second 2-strike 2-out hit in a row and it’s first and second and Swisher is up.
0-2 to Swisher.
And he grounds out. O’s get through the toughest part of the Yanks order. If Yankees hold the Os in the 9th they’ll be one down with the bottom of the order (Posada, Granderson, Martin) due up. I’d rather see Andruw Jones or even Eric Chavez leading off. Posada looks lost.
Joba works a quick 1-2-3. Last licks coming up.
First pitch and Jorge makes me eat crow!!!! And I love it!!!!! Tie game!!!!!!!! 9th-inning thunder.
Winning run on second..
Granderson ropes a double that bounced off the diving Markakis. A single is all we need!! And Martin can be the hero
C’mon Russell.. it’s pie time..
Instead he squares to bunt and fouls it a mile high and fortunately out of play. He does NOT look comfortable bunting. I don’t like this at all. Let him try to punch it to the right side at least. He is not even crouching for the bunt.
Ya, bunting seems like a questionable move.
Now it’s 2-2. This is the second game I’ve seen him try to bunt this year and he looks completely uncomfortable. Leiter says the same – that he’s “stabbing at it”. Now he’s swinging away. 3-2…
ANd he goes down swinging. Virtually only unproductive thing he could have done. Gardner chance win it…
Bah, strikes out. That’s why you don’t make Martin bunt..
0-2 to Gardner. D&%^it 0 come on!!
K’s him. Jeter’s turn.
Now it’s up to Jeter..
What a waste.
Jeter grounds out on the first pitch. I can’t complain – they entered the bottom of the 9th down by one after all. But to have Granderson on 2nd with no outs and waste Martin’s AB with horrible bunt attempts is frustrating.
Alright, let’s go. Why they are not intentionally walking Cano I don’t know.
Good comeback, go Yanks!
I can’t believe Showalter didn’t walk Swisher. If I were an Orioles fan I’d be mad as hell. That’s a no-brainer. Posada is a double-play machine. Can’t play chicken when you’re tied in extra innings in a road game.
One huge negative but a lot of positives in this game. First place! And against the Fightin’ Showalters too!
Was unavoidably detained, but all is well!!!! (except for that little matter of our supposed #2 starter). Kudos to Girardi for pulling Hughes when he did. He only had thrown 70 or so, but Girardi made the move and Colon did better than I expected. Good drama on the first night that actually feels like baseball-weather…see ya Lar…