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Hurts So Good

Posted By Alex Belth On August 29, 2010 @ 7:18 pm In Bronx Banter,Game Recap | Comments Disabled

The Future Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas, aka The Big Hurt, had his number retired before the game today in Chicago. Then Ivan Nova [1], who is a pretty big kid himself, pitched into the sixth inning and left the game with a 2-1 lead. Boy, was he impressive, throwing hard and throwing strikes. He also had a good curve ball. Seven K’s and just one walk.

Marcus Thames–whose hacktastic swing sometimes looks straight out of a beer softball league–hit another home run and Brett Gardner singled home Francisco “4 for 4″ Cervelli, putting a couple of runs on the board for the Yanks over the first three innings. After that, it was too much Nova and the Bombers’ bullpen. Kerry Wood slipped out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth and Joba Chamberlain hit 100 mph on the radar gun on his way to 1.1 scoreless innings.

The Great Mariano worked around a one-out walk in the ninth and got Omar Vizquel to pop out in foul territory to Cervelli to end the game.

Final Score: Yanks 2, White Sox 1 [2]. That’s win number one for Mr. Nova.

A terrific win for the Bombers on a day when the pitching was good and the fielding was slick–the White Sox turned a lovely 6-4-3 double play in the second inning that is bound for the highlight reels.

Sox and Rays go tonight on Sunday Night Baseball.

Sit back, relax, grab some eats, have a beverage and enjoy. See ya in the a.m.

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[Picture by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images and Gourmet Magazine [4]]


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[1] Ivan Nova: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/sports/baseball/30yankees.html?_r=1&ref=baseball

[2] Yanks 2, White Sox 1: http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300829104

[3] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/06-re-grilled-corn608.jpg

[4] Gourmet Magazine: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2009/06/salvadoran-grilled-corn

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