Pettitte pitched a great game, keeping the Orioles within striking distance with 7 innings of 3 run ball. Jeter and Cano both drove in runs, and gave us hope.
Robertson had a great yet unorthodox outing. He basically only threw curveballs to the first two batters he faced, and they did not know what to do with that. And then on his third batter, Reynolds, he started throwing the fastball. All three batters were caught off guard.
That hope provided by Cano and Jeter was never realized. The Yankees continued to leave lots of player on base, and in scoring position. Swisher and Granderson came up in big spots and did nothing with their at bats. The problem is what we've been dealing with all season: the heart of our lineup is full of guys who can hit the ball far, but not when you need them to.
A-Rod needs to get back on the PED's quick! A-Rod struck out twice, including the last out of the game. A-Rod's bat looks like it can't catch up to major league pitching anymore. I'm hoping that he can start hitting, but these games matter a little too much to keep an underperforming bat in the 3-spot.
We Win With Homeruns
And we didn't hit any yesterday, so that means both the Yankees and the Children lose.
Russel Martin 1hr = $2
Total Postseason Homeruns 1hr = $2