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When you get 8 innings from our starter and he only gives up 2 runs you have to find a way to win. Unfortunately, the Yanks weren't up to the task tonight.

For the most part, it was a well-played game on both sides. The Yanks were robbed of a huge opportunity in the bottom of the eighth when Jason Giambi was rung up on a check swing that wasn't even questionable. He didn't come close to swinging to the 3-2 pitch in the dirt, instead of appealing to the third base ump, who had a much better view, the home plate ump made the call on his own and ruined a Yankee rally. Had Giambi walked, Robinson Cano would've come to the plate with the bases loaded and two out.

Bad calls happen, though, and you have to win despite them. The Yanks had a hard time pushing runs across against Kyle Davies, and for some reason Girardi didn't utilize the running game despite several opportunities to force the action. The only Yankee run came on a two-out RBI single from the Melk Man in the bottom of the 7th.

Rasner threw 117 pitches over his 8 innings, it's become a rarity for Yankee starters to go that far beyond 100 pitches, and it was good to see. Edwar came in and put a zero on the board in the top of the ninth.

The Super Mario Brothers were a combined 0-8 at the plate, I wonder if that's enough to get them to shave.

Pettitte vs. Bannister tomorrow as the Yanks try to get back to .500.

Player of The Game: Rasner
Team Record: 30-31
Luigi: Nada.

by Brian on Jun 7 2008
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