"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'll take it

All it took was a little dribbler up the middle by Brett Gardner to split the four-game series against the Boston Red Sox.

Gardner, in his first game with Johnny Damon on the disabled list, went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and his third stolen base of his short career. If he can get on base - which has been a struggle for him so far - he can prove to be a huge spark for the offense.

Joba Chamberlain had control issues for his second straight start, walking four in six innings and allowing three earned runs, the most he has allowed in the big leagues. He has now walked eight batters in his last 10 innings pitched.

The Yankees showed some fight after Joe Girardi was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. They were trailing 3-1 and 4-2, but eventually came back to tie the game when Robinson Cano hit a two-run triple.

The Yankees had a 1-0 lead after Alex Rodriguez hit his 536th home run, tying him with Mickey Mantle.

Kyle Farnsworth had another solid outing, and Mariano Rivera (3-3) threw two dominant innings, rebounding nicely from his struggles yesterday.

The Yankees will play two games against Tampa Bay on Tuesday and Wednesday. They currently are nine games behind them in the East standings.


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