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Just not our night: Yanks drop opener to Tigers, 5-4

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I hate these kind of games: the should, coulda, woulda kind. If A-Rod doesn't commit a first-inning error... If Randy Winn doesn't pop out with one out and runners on first and third... If Boone Logan doesn't allow a two-out triple off a lefty's bat... If Magglio Ordonez doesn't make a sliding catch in rightfield...

If none of those happen, the Yanks either tie or win the game.

Regardless, the Yankees looked rather flat. Perhaps it was due to playing in Detroit less than 24 hours after a game in Boston. (Thanks, schedule-makers!) 

Mitre pitched about as well as we could have expected: 4.1 ip, 3 er, 5 h, 2 bb, 4 k. 

The only real positive from this game was Joba's awesome perfect inning where he K'd the side (and averaged 97 MPH). Oh, and that Jim Leyland had to use all but one of his relievers.

Play of the Game: Randy Winn popping out with the Yanks down by one, one out, 8th inning, runners on the corners (-16%).

Comment of the Game: Bronx_Booyah, responding to the above.