Apr 28, 2008

Oh, the mighty pen

This game was almost a pathetic excuse for one. The Yanks four-run rally in the 6th is one the weakest four-run outbursts you'll ever see: three infield hits, a line drive single, a hit batter, and two groundouts added up to four runs.

Aaron Laffey had held the Yankees hitless through the first five innings, and it seemed like another impotent night - only for Melky to start a rally with an innocent-looking well-placed bouncer.

Moose pitched another solid game, but the Cleveland hitters caught up to him in the 5th. And that's where the bullpen stepped up. Through the final four innings, Albaladejo, Farnsworth, Joba and Rivera allowed one walk, one hit, no runs and k'ed four.

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