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Made to Order

Okay so it wasn’t perfect. The Yankees left 634 men on base and made the game closer than it felt. It felt as if the Yanks were comfortably ahead all afternoon long though they were not. The crowd was subdued, drinking in a sunny and crisp day in the Bronx. But hey, perfection is overrated.

The Yanks scored three runs against Matt Scherzer who had more than a couple of reasons to beef with the home plate umpire Rob Drake on the count of a strike zone the size of a tick’s tuchas. On several occasions not only was Scherzer and his catcher fooled by a called third strike, the Yankee hitter looked caught out there too.

Still, the Yanks scored enough to win on two of the weakest RBI’s you’ll ever see from Alex Rodriguez (if an RBI can ever be weak), a sacrifice fly from Robinson Cano and solo homers from Curtis Granderson and Andruw Jones.

Granderson’s ball was almost caught by Austin Jackson who made a terrific effort.

C.C. Sabathia pitched a fine game, going eight innings. David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth.

Final Score: Yanks 6, Tigers 2.

The only drag, other than all the runners that the Yanks left on base, came when Nick Swisher left the game with a hamstring injury. It was diagnosed as a low grade strain. After the game, Joe Girardi said Swisher will miss a few days but not go on the disabled list. A relief, for sure.

[Photo Credit: Orion Falls; Seth Wenig/AP]

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1 rbj   ~  Apr 29, 2012 4:22 pm

Good news about Nick. And with Freddy going to the pen. I don't hate the guy, just that he's not getting the job done and we have to be results oriented. Hope it's Phelps who gets the ball, let's see what he can do.

2 monkeypants   ~  Apr 29, 2012 4:52 pm

Joe Girardi said Swisher will miss a few days but not go on the disabled list...

Meaning that the starting OF for the next few games will include Andruw Jones and Raul Ibañez. So, who's the BAOF? Nuñez?

In other news, Freddy Garcia is now the 13th pitcher.

3 RIYank   ~  Apr 29, 2012 5:46 pm

Mo is the backup OF.

And I think you probably know that Freddy has been the 13th pitcher for a long time. The news is that the organization has acknowledged it.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 29, 2012 5:57 pm

Mets just coughed up an extra inning lead. Going to the 11th...

5 joejoejoe   ~  Apr 29, 2012 5:58 pm

Rivera aside, the Yankees have 3 relievers who have thrown 7 innings or less in 21 games. Ramiro Mendoza looks like Walter Johnson compared to these guys. Enough with the 13 pitchers nonsense. Is it that important to keep your mediocre middle relief fresh? I thought the whole thing that made you a middle reliever is that you weren't that good but were willing to the ball?

6 Bruce Markusen   ~  Apr 29, 2012 6:24 pm

Agreed with all above that the Yankees need to get another outfielder on the roster for this series with the Orioles. The move to make, I think, is to send Mitchell back down and get Dickerson up here.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Mets win.

8 RIYank   ~  Apr 29, 2012 6:38 pm

[6] Yeah, that makes sense.
It is weird. If it were up to Girardi, I could understand why they have 13 pitchers. Relief pitchers make a manager feel secure. But it isn't, so I have no guess why there are 13 pitchers on the Yankees. (Also on the Red Sox.)

9 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 29, 2012 9:02 pm

The thing with Scherzer is he was also missing terribly A LOT. When you're that wild, you're not going to get a lot of close calls.

10 Ara Just Fair   ~  Apr 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Good win. Strange start to the year. Hovering just above .500. Shitty pitching. Shitty hitting with risp. And then, after suffering through 20+ years of Joe Morgan on Sunday Night Baseball, he finally retires and there's Terry Francona to vill the void. b double o.

11 monkeypants   ~  Apr 30, 2012 3:27 am

[3] He may have been the 13th pitcher when the team was carrying only twelve. Now this being said, I should give the Yankees lots of credit for finding so much work for their 13th pitcher.

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