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Waiting To Exhale

The Yanks won another nail-biter this afternoon, the one, 4-2. They scored three runs in the first and then were shut down by Henderson Alvarez. Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte had more than a little rust on him but worked out of three jams and pitched five scoreless innings.

Ichiro had a big day for the Yanks with three hits and Nick Swisher had a huge RBI base hit in the eighth. It was critical because the game almost slipped away in the top of the inning. The Jays greeted Dave Robertson with three straight hits (double, single, single) and after a strike out, Omar Vizquel hit a double that put runners on second and third, score, 3-2. One out.

Then Robertson got another strike out–killing us softly in the process–before being lifted for Rafael Soriano.

Who walked the number nine hitter to load the bases. Yeah, it was one of those. He got Raja Davis to line out and after the insurance run worked a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. He earned this one.

No style points on this one, plenty of sweaty moments for us, but I ain’t complaining as the win is the thing.

[Photo Credit: Story Road; Jason Szenes/Getty Images]


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1 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2012 3:32 pm

Back in sole possession of first by 1/2 game.

2 Bruce Markusen   ~  Sep 19, 2012 3:34 pm

The Yankees were very lucky to win this, given Gose's line drive that just went foul and Davis' line drive hit at Ichiro.

Please, please, please, let Ichiro play in the second game tonight. No more Andruw Jones, please!

3 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 19, 2012 3:39 pm

With the bullpen absolutley shot now, somebody is going to have to step up to win the second game. Big stuff from Phelps, 7 innings worth. Score Truck double delivery. Garcia coming up with scoreless relief. Or all of the above.

4 RIYank   ~  Sep 19, 2012 3:59 pm

Taking my tip from thelarmis last thread, I'll go with Phelps + Phred, for an all-Ph game. Maybe C-Wade for late relief.

[2] All Ws are good Ws. The Orioles were very lucky to win last night. One of the two teams is going to be luckier than the other, and that team probably wins the Division. So I'll take any lucky W that comes our way.

5 Greg G   ~  Sep 19, 2012 4:35 pm

The O's played 18 innings last night but only got 1 W out of it. The Yanks can play 18 innings today and get 2 wins.

Derek Jeter back at short, and I suspect that means ARod will be DHing.

Let's go Yang-Keys!!!! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap

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