Aug 19, 2007

Three out of four

And the pitching reigns supreme! Three games, six runs allowed by Yankee pitchers. That's enormously impressive considering Detroit's potent offense (even without All-Star Placido Polanco).
And the bullpen - no reliever allowed a single run in the last three contests. They excelled again today (an inning from Joba and two from Edwar): three perfect innings, five strikeouts.

The turning point was an error made by third-basemen Brandon Inge on what seemed a routine grounder - it took a bad hop and bounded between his legs. That kept the inning alive and allowed the Yanks to tie the game at three. Damon broke the tie with a solo shot into the third deck in the sixth. They then broke the game open in the seventh and eighth with five runs (including a bases loaded double by Betemit; the 2008 first-base platoon has to be Betemit and Duncan - Andy Phillips is a nice player, but that's it).

Phil Hughes goes tomorrow in Anaheim.

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