Originally, I was going to start out by saying that was quick, easy, and relatively painless.
But then the 9th inning happened.
On offense, everybody but Robinson Cano contributed at least one hit and five different Yankees drove in a run. Both Nick Johnson and Mark Teixeira showed signs of taking a step in the right direction; Johnson wasn't retired in 5 plate apperances and drove in 2 runs, while Tex went 1-4 with a walk and two RBI.
Andy Pettitte pitched five strong innings but was pulled after only throwing 77 pitches. Then, for some reason, Girardi decided to use all of the crappy relievers on the team.
Sergio Mitre came in to shut the O's down in the 6th and 7th, but quickly gave up 2 runs in the 8th, and David Robertson all but punched his ticket back to Scranton by allowing two solo homers in the top of the 9th, raising his ERA to 14.21. Boone Logan came into the game, and could only manage to get one out scattered around two walks. Al Aceves finally shut the door with two outs and the tying run at the plate in the 9th.
So to recap the Yankees bullpen in the 8th-9th innings:
1 ulcer (for me, at least).
Play of the Game: Tex's 4th inning double gave the Yankees all the lead they eventually needed.
Comment of the Game: greatscott723 -