Thursday, July 19, 2007

Recap of Game 93

Clemens pitched very well yesterday. He allowed only one run in the first inning. He did allow nine hits and a walk but he was very good at getting out of jams. He also struck out 3 through six innings. Shaun Marcum also pitched very well for the Blue Jays. He shut out the Yankees offense until the 7th inning. With the Yankees down 1-0 Jeter lead off the 7th inning with a single against Shaun Marcum. The next batter, Abreu, also got a hit. Jeter moved to third. A-Rod came up with runners on the corners and nobody out and hit a double to left field to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. By the time the inning was over the Yankees had a 4-1 lead. The bullpen still did its best to blow the game. Proctor came in for the 7th and got two outs but allowed two walks and a hit to load the bases. Mike Myers came in and got out of the inning. Brian Bruney came in and struggled. Ron Villone was brought in next and walked the first batter he faced. Rivera came in for the five out save and didn't allow a hit or walk while striking out one. In the top of the 9th the Yankees blew the game open. I think Rivera should not have pitched the 9th. It would have been smarter to pitch Ramirez. Now Rivera might not be as sharp today as he would have been if he has rested.

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