Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Wang got help from reliever Joba Chamberlain, who pitched a perfect eighth in his first appearance in Cleveland since Game 2 of last year's playoffs when tiny insects called midges swarmed him and the Yankees in the late innings. Mariano shut the door striking out two for the save. (Full Story)
Yankees win 1-0 (Box Score)
Tie game, bottom of the 9th. Who would you bring in to help save the game?
Girardi decides on Ross Ohlendorf. Ross must be a great pither right? A sure stopper, right?
Nope. Yanks drop another one.
Thanks Posada for your effort. All for nothing.
Indians 4 Yankees 3 (Box Score)
A left handed specialist should not be called a specialist if he can't do his job. He is just a bad lefty relief pitcher.
Traber takes a trip back to Scranton. Sorry Scranton.
CLEVELAND - Brian Bruney's "sprained midfoot" turned out to be far worse than he originally believed. An MRI revealed that Bruney tore the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot when he moved to cover first base Tuesday, an injury that likely will sideline him the rest of the season.
Joe Girardi said he will not be back until late in the season if he returns this year at all. "It's unfortunate," Girardi said. "It's a big loss. He's been pitching great for us ... It's latter part of the year if we get him back."
Bruney showed a new commitment in the offseason, dropping about 20 pounds. He allowed two earned runs in 111/3 innings for a 1.59 ERA, striking out 12. (Full Story)
Joba takes his first loss. What should we do? Send him down to the minors? Panic and start him? I'm scared.
Ross Ohlendorf gives up 5 runs as Yankees fall to White Sox
White Sox 7 Yankees 6 (Box Score)
We didn't believe it was moose last night, so we decided to use the old polygraph to get some real answers. The matsuifan team never tires when it comes to solving mysteries such as Mussina actually pitching well.
7 INN, 4 HA, BBI, 3 K, 2 ER, 2.571 ERA, 0.714 WHIP, W, QS
Yankees hold off the White Sox despite a terrible performance from Traber and Hawkins.
Yankees 6 White Sox 4 (Box Score)
Yankees win this one 9-5 (Box Score)
"We're definitely much happier that we're 11-10 than if we didn't have 11 wins," said Johnny Damon, who had a three-run homer. "We've played tough. We've been able to win some close games, which we didn't do last year . . . It starts with me. If I get going, we can have a lot of fun."
Johnny has a way with words. Yes Johnny you are correct, 11 wins is better than not having 11 wins. At first thought I was thinking I would rather have 8 wins and then I read Damon’s quote. He is so right about this. I pulled out the calculator and everything. It checks out. 11 wins is better than 8 wins.
"I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now," Steinbrenner told the New York Times. "There is no question about it, you don't have a guy with a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and keep him as a setup guy. You just don't do that. You have to be an idiot to do that."
Pettitte stops the O's
Yankees win this one 7-1 and stop the losing streak. (Box Score)
I can think of a couple Yankees that should attend and pray.
M Mussina 3.0 IP 7 Hits 5 ER 5.75 ERA
P Hughes 5.1 IP 9 Hits 5 ER 8.82 ERA
I Kennedy 2.2 IP 5 Hits 4 ER 9.64 ERA