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