Wins are wins, even if they make you want to vomit several times over along the way.
Javier Vazquez did not have his best stuff today, striking out a just a single batter while allowing 5 runs on 9 hits across 5 innings. The next three Yankees pitchers - David Robertson, Boone Logan, and Joba Chamberlain - allowed nearly as many baserunners (8) as they got outs (9).
When you pitch this badly, it really, really helps to have the other team pitch even worse, and Joel Piniero and Scot Shields did just that. Shields was particularly awful, entering what was a close game in the 7th and quickly making it a not-close game.
Play Of The Game: As much as I want to give props to Colin Curtis for his first career homer, Juan Miranda's solo shot three batters earlier gave the Yankees their biggest boost in terms of WPA.
Quote Of The Game: Due to my rampant immaturity which causes me to giggle at the use of certain anatomically proper words, there's a tie! Talking about Carl Crawford's "injury" last night (look up the video in slow motion), Great Gatsby said:
Gary Thorne (on) MASN said he suffered a "testicular concussion", now that would be a scoop........the idiot meant contusion but said otherwise
To which 49er16 said:
When you first read or hear testicular, you pretty much stop right there paying attention and just feel sorry for the guy.
One would hope that Crawford did not repeat the mistake Adrian Beltre made last year...