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Ichi Show

The Yankee offense was nowhere to be found again tonight. They stole seven bases yet scored two lousy runs. Fortunately, the Jays only scored one as the Yanks took the second game of today’s double header. Ichiro followed up his three hits this afternoon with four more tonight, including the biggest hit of the game, a single that was slapped to left field with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Oh, yeah, he also swiped four bases in his finest day in pinstripes.

For most of the game, his performance, and an admirable job by David Phelps–as well as scoreless work from the Yankee bullpen (Logan, Eppley, Soriano)–was overshadowed by the Yankees’ inability to score runs. Alex Rodriguez had an awful night and was booed with vigor after his third strike out. His teammates didn’t receive the same rude treatment but they weren’t much better.

But none of that will be remembered. David Phelps was a star tonight–he retired 12 straight at one point–but Ichiro was the hero.

And we go to bed Heppy Kets, pulling hard for King Felix.

Final Score: Yanks 2, Jays 1.

[Photo Credit: Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest]

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1 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 19, 2012 9:30 pm

I'll be at the game tomorrow, hoping to break my awful losing streak for the sweep.

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 19, 2012 9:35 pm

Ichi the Killer. Can't wait for the evening sports tabloids here.

3 RIYank   ~  Sep 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Goose eggs in Seattle, middle of the third.

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 19, 2012 9:45 pm

[3] Quick lunch break here, am certain both teams too tired to hit the ball. Well, M's can't hit even when rested so..

5 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 20, 2012 1:38 am

From ESPN: Hamilton left Tuesday's 11-3 loss to the Angels in the fourth inning with what the Rangers called "sinus issues."

He still has sinuses?

6 RIYank   ~  Sep 20, 2012 5:50 am

Unbelievable. The Orioles makes it fifteen straight extra-inning wins.

7 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2012 8:43 am

Ice cream cake game today. Sweeping a double header when you only score a total of 6 runs? Shades of the 1920s. If it's a stupid loss I'll be ticked off, but not really expecting a win today.

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