Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Win with a lot of side stories

The Yankees won today on the strength of a great performance by Roger Clemens. He struck out six, walked one, and gave up one ER in 6 innings. The reason he didn't pitch more innings was that he got ejected after hitting the first batter he faced in the 7th. Earlier in the game Josh Towers hit A-Rod with a pitch on the knee that was obviously retaliation for something that happened months ago. The benches emptied and Shelley Duncan got between A-Rod and Matt Stairs. They went back but almost immediately afterwards Towers shouted something to Tony Pena. The benches emptied again but nothing happened. The Yankees also scored three in that inning which was more than enough. In the 7th Roger hit a guy and got ejected. Joba Chamberlain also made his debut pitching 2 shutout innings. Clemens will be suspended now so Chamberlain might actually start for him. Also Bruney was sent down yesterday, Cairo was DFA'ed, and Giambi and Chamberlain were called up. Boston lost so now we're only a half game back in the WC and 5 back in the division. This team may not be dead after all ;)

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