Yankees 6, Diamondbacks 5

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on June 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona....a clear sign that National League baseball sucks and they need to adopt the DH rule immediately.

I don't know what's more impressive, the fact that the Yankees had 23 men on base and only managed to score 6 runs, or that Joe Girardi actually used Mariano Rivera in a tie game on the road. 

Neither starting pitcher was on last night - Javy Vazquez only lasted 5 innings, but compared to Dontrelle Willis he looked like Stephen Strasburg.  Willis lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing....wait for it.....7 walks.  He's now allowed 21 walks in 17 1/3 innings as a Diamondback, and I have this sinking feeling that his major league career is coming to a close.  I feel about as bad as you can for a guy who's made more than $30 million.

There were no shortage of heroics in the late innings, with A-Rod's sac fly to the tie the game, Granderson's go-ahead home run, and what turned out to be the play(s) of the game.... 

Play of the Game: Mariano Rivera made a mess in the 10th and then cleaned it up himself.  The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with no outs, and their chances of winning stood in the high 70%s.  A foul out, fly out, and strikeout later, those chances stood at 0%. 

Quote of the Game: Goes to YankeesRock.  Talking about the, shall we say, interesting strike zone of the home plate umpire:

The umpire is not sure where his divinity ends and the strike zone begins

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