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Yanks down 3-0? No fuggin’ problem.

C.C. Sabathia gave up a couple of runs in the first but then toughed it out for eight innings. Meanwhile, Young Wade Miley dominated the Yankees until the seventh inning. That’s when he got shook and loaded the bases. Had two outs too when he walked Eduardo Nunez to load ’em up and you could see his frustration building. He followed that by walking Jayson Nix and that was it. His night, done. Then Brett Gardner singled to tie the game.

Bottom of the eighth, Travis Hafner hit a 95 mph fastball for a pinch hit home run and Mariano Rivera retired the side in order in the ninth for the save. Fell behind Cody Ross 3-0, but got him to pop out to Ichiro! in right. Our old pal Eric Chavez grounded a 2-2 pitch to short and Gerrado Parra rolled one over to Robbie Cano–cue Sinatra.

Yanks 4, Diamondbacks 3.

Hey, not bad for these suck-ass 1965 Yankees, huh?

[Picture by Grégoire Guillemin]

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 17, 2013 9:20 pm

I'm now completely in love with both Pronk and Poukilis.
If Tampa continues to hit like my West Highway Little League team in 1984 and the Blue Jays ride the injury train, could be a BoSox-Yanks race yet again.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 17, 2013 9:24 pm

1) That didn't take too long now, did it?

Now, just wait, they'll both be on the DL by Memorial Day. LOL

3 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Apr 17, 2013 10:31 pm

Hafner's line score: 1AB, 1H, 1R, 1RBI, 1Pitch. GWRBI.
Not a bad nights work.

4 Boatzilla   ~  Apr 18, 2013 5:56 am

[1] Fuckin' fair weather fan. Bandwagon jumper. ;>)

I think we all thought Hafner was done. I had faith in Youk. Wells? Big surprise. Now we need to get Ichi hitting for us Japanophiles.

5 Boatzilla   ~  Apr 18, 2013 5:58 am

Call me paranoid, but I'm dreading that when the regulars get back they will fuck up the mojo.

Is that sick or what?

6 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 18, 2013 7:56 am

[4] Drivers seat, baby! Still got faith in Jobamania & Linsanity too!!

7 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 18, 2013 7:58 am

Jeremy who?

8 Greg G   ~  Apr 18, 2013 10:11 am

CC's lack of velocity is a bit concerning though. Maybe not for this year, but he is locked up for a while, and the man eats a lot. Granted we had David Wells who was up all night eating and boozing. Thank God CC is a lefty. This team shows a lot of moxie. Ichiro signed for 2 years doesn't look great now, but hopefully he can string together some hits.
(5) When Tex gets back, we could see a backslide in offense. He is notoriously a slow starter. Also Jeter is in unfamiliar territory and who knows what will happen with our Centaur?

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