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Friday, June 13, 2008

Yankees survive without Mariano

Mariano Rivera, who has pitched in five of the last six days, was unavailable for tonight's game. As a result, that means the save is not a guarantee.

Jose Veras, entering in a tie game, pitched a dominant two innings, striking out three and facing the minimum six batters.

Kyle Farnsworth ran out to pitch the ninth and the Yankees lived to tell about it. Despite hitting the first batter he faced, he recorded a strike out and another batter was retired on a caught stealing.

Veras got his first win of the season and Farnsworth saved his first game of the season.

Joba Chamberlain made his third start of the year. He went six innings and threw 88 pitches, meaning that he should be free to pitch without a limit. He gave up one earned runs and six hits, while walking four (two intentional). In 12 2/3 innings as a starter, Chamberlain has given up four earned runs and 12 hits. He has also struck out 10 and walked nine (two intentional).

The Yankees are now two games over .500 (!) and will have Mike Mussina on the mound to try to enter uncharted territory for this season (three games above .500).

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


John102355 said...

Your headline should read "Yankees Survive Farnsworth"! Seems like he gives up an HR every time, and with only a one run lead...

Then he hits the first batter and I'm thinking "here we go", but Molina saved his ass. I can say "ass" can't I? LOL

Joba is looking good. Maybe the decision to move him to starter is good.

Andrew Fletcher said...

For some reason, Farnsworth is much better on the road. I was terrified when he hit the first batter, but he pulled through!

Joba has been very good as a starter. I'm excited for his future.

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