This was a nail biter for 6 innings, and it was a game that (if the Yankees lost) seemed like one worth complaining about.
Dustin Moseley allowed only 6 baserunners over 6 innings of work. The first inning was a nail biter, but after that he looked great.
On the other side of that, the Yankees drew 5 walks in the first 4 innings, but only had one run to show for it.
Jeter drove in the go ahead run with 2 outs in the 6th, after Brett Gardner stole second.
I went outside to flip the pork chops (rubbed with white mustard and cumin, grilled over charcoal), and when I came back in it was 7-1 Yankees, and Arod drove the next pitch into center to plate two more.
Curtis Granderson continues his second half rebirth with a 2-4 performance with a walk and 2 RBIs.
Robinson Cano had his potential MVP credentials shredded when he grounded out against erstwhile third baseman Andy Marte. Nick Swisher will be mailing back his All Star ring following a swinging K. Marcus Thames lined out to thirdbaseman Nix.
Let's make sure we take time to appreciate the dominant pitching performance in place of the injured Andy Pettitte. Moseley was everything that Mitre was not last time out. And D-Rob looked a little more like the 2009 version of D-Rob, 0 baserunners and 2 K in an inning of work.
Even Chan Ho Park went 1-2-3 in the eighth, before throwing 9 straight balls with 2 out in the 9th, allowing the Indians' second run. The third scored on Thames' throwing error. The 4th scored on CHOP's wild pitch. DFA the guy already. At least he threw enough pitches that he's probably not available tomorrow.
Comment of the Game: The Internet Age bombards us with overstatement and hyperbole. A little understatement does my heart good.
Play of the Game: Jeter's single to make it 2-1 edged out Cano's homer to make it 3-1, 14.7% to 14.0%. Everything else was gravy.