The Yankees held on to defeat the Seattle Mariners thanks to Mariano Rivera and some late inning clutch hitting by Melky Cabrera and Derek Jeter after Brian Bruney blew the 8th inning.
The Yankees hitters choked all night with runners in scoring position, but finally blew it open in the 8th.
Joba Chamberlain was OK again. We saw a typical Joba game: 5.1 innings, 3 runs, 96 pitches. That’s OK for a 5th starter, and that’s what his role was pencilled in as this year anyway…time to lower expectations before each start, folks.
Phul Hughes looked fantastic in the 7th.
Anyway, A-Rod had a great HR, and it was cool seeing Ken Griffey, Jr. back in a Mariners uniform. He sure aged…but that’s life.
Ichiro was in vintage form last night- he got cheap infield hits and stole 2nd, 3rd, and came home. He makes baseball look so easy.
Mariano Rivera threw out the first pitch- he didn’t want to, but he was coerced. The fans gave him a great tribute and he was embrassed, but he was touched on the inside. He told his friends that it would be funny if he threw out the first pitch and the last pitch; his prediction came true with a 1-2-3 9th for his 501st save.
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