The Home Plate Hokey Pokey in the Top of the First

The Yankees may have scored but one run in the top of the first, but they easily could have had more and will have more. That one run was a gift of Ichiro Suzuki who flew from first to home with two outs on a Robinson Cano liner only to find that the ball had been hit so hard that Chris Davis was able to get it back to the infield in a hurry. His dance 'n' dive past Matt Wieters, who had the ball in plenty of time, will go down as one of the highlights of the season, win or lose.

The real takeaway here is that Wei-Yin Chen didn't look any better than he did in September. I said yesterday that Chen looked bushed last month, and call it a confirmation bias if you will, but it sure seems like that's what we're seeing here tonight. Jeter, Cano, and Alex Rodriguez hit the ball hard, even if A-Rod lined into a double play. I stand by last night's prediction: this one will be over quickly.

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