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Kind of Blue

Sure, the Knicks kicked another one away tonight in Boston but at least we’ve got the Yankees who took at 5-3 lead into the ninth inning. Enter Sandman…

Mariano allows a lead off double.

No sweat.

A slide into first isn’t enough to erase a soft ground ball…one out, runner to third.

One out, for the dangerous Jose Bautista. Mo pitches around him but one gets away…

and in comes a run. 5-4.

Bautista walks and Mo gets ahead of Adam Lind…

then leaves a cutter on the fat part of the plate and Lind singles, Bautista takes third.

And then…a safety squeeze…Ha!

The game, tied; save, blown.

A double play gets Mo out of the inning but the damage is done. Yanks leave two men on in the 10th and Ivan Nova gives up the game winner with two out in the bottom of the inning. First runs all year against Mo, first blown save. Tough night all around.

Final Score: Jays 6, Yanks 5.

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Game Recap  Yankees

Tags:  adam lind  jose bautista  Mariano Rivera

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1 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 19, 2011 11:23 pm

Alright. Just win tomorrow.

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 19, 2011 11:25 pm

Oh no..just back online and was thinking "Kind Of Blue" would be a Miles post..

Well, even the gods have to rest on occasion. I will never get angry at Mariano.

Girardi though...sigh...

3 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2011 12:24 am

Can't really think of anything Joe did wrong.

4 Boatzilla   ~  Apr 20, 2011 7:26 am

Nova??? Dude's a starter. There were plenty of live arms in the BP who are not in a rotation. Puzzling to say the least.

5 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2011 8:18 am

See, this is why Mo is so great. He doesn't want us mortals to feel bad when we screw up that he occasionally screws up too. Just to let us know that we aren't going to be perfect.


6 The Mick536   ~  Apr 20, 2011 8:20 am

Painful. Eerie photos. Not sure of the right to use them.

7 The Hawk   ~  Apr 20, 2011 8:53 am

I just want to say re: the Knicks - yes they were in a position to win but they had no right to be given who was on the floor. Even the announcers were calling it "miraculous" that they were int he game late.

As for Mo, it's weird and hopefully just a blip.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2011 8:57 am

The Celts are going to get their asses handed to them by a legit team.

9 Ben   ~  Apr 20, 2011 8:59 am

[6] I love the shots, but I was just wondering that, for real. Isn't there something about not using portions of the broadcast without express written consent or something after every game. Might want to look into that AB.

10 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2011 9:14 am

Yup, on the case...

11 Ken_P   ~  Apr 20, 2011 9:31 am

We go through this every year without fail - Mo blows a few saves early in the year, there's an explosion of "is he finally done?" stories, and then he's fine. Generally, he has a few bad games at the end of April, and then another few bad games in August or September and the rest of the year he's untouchable. I see no reason to believe this is anything more than his regularly scheduled off week.

12 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2011 9:34 am

9) SNY lawyers say it's okay for the blog...

13 Bama Yankee   ~  Apr 20, 2011 10:27 am

"Any transmission or rebroadcast of the pictures, descriptions, and accounts of this game without the express written consent of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited."

I've always wondered if the MLB disclaimer had any "teeth". Wouldn't the "accounts" of the game that most bloggers provide in their recaps violate this rule? Good to hear that the SNY lawyers are on the case and that we can continue to enjoy Alex's pictures.

14 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2011 10:46 am

[13] Heck, it's broad enough for sportscasters, newspapers or even watercooler talk. But there is always a fair use exemption.

15 Bama Yankee   ~  Apr 20, 2011 11:21 am

Speaking of getting "expressed written consent"
check this out.

16 Crazy8Rick   ~  Apr 20, 2011 1:21 pm

I LOVE MO' RIVERA! PERIOD. Even when he has an occasional bad day at the office. Don't we all have one of those every once in awhile? (some more than others)

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