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How Greene Was My Valley


The kid Shane Greene pitched into the 9th inning yesterday afternoon at the Stadium. He was removed from the game when he gave up a base hit to start the final inning, his team hanging on to a 1-0 lead. Greene walked off the field stoically, didn’t even tip his cap. Ah, the demeanor of a baseball redass.

David Robertson relieved him, walked Victor Martinez, and then had to contend with pinch-hitter, Miguel Cabrera, all of Greene’s fine work, hanging in the balance. Robertson got Cabrera to hit a ground ball up the middle. The second baseman Brendan Ryan fielded the ball, stepped on second and whipped the ball to first to complete the double play. Then Don Kelly hit a soft line drive to Stephen Drew at short, Yankees win: cue Sinatra.

Four close games and the Yanks took three of them against the Tigers.

Not bad, indeed.

[Picture by Bags]


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1 rbj   ~  Aug 8, 2014 8:36 am

Including take 2 of 3 from the last three AL Cy Young winners. Day-um

2 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 8, 2014 9:34 am

Technically the second out of three they played to a draw while beating the other two. I'll take it!

3 RIYank   ~  Aug 8, 2014 9:56 am

Although really the third game wasn't close at the end. But it was close until the bottom of the eighth, so it had the tense feel.

4 monkeypants   ~  Aug 8, 2014 12:56 pm

OK, odd and off-topic question. I have the chance to drive down to catch the Vermont Lake Monsters play (Oakland A's short season A level team). The most convenient game is against the Mets team from Brooklyn, but I may be able to see the Staten Island Yankees on another day.

Actually I don't much care whom I see---it will be fun just to catch a ballgame with some friends. But is it worth it for me to try to see the Staten Island team? Who's on it that's worth watching, or have all the real prospects moved on to the next level by this point in the summer?

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