Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Yankees 9 Royals 7

Record 3-4
Pythag Record 111-51
Playoff Odds 33%

The Yankees started off the game well with Damon hitting a double, A-Rod walking and Giambi hitting a 3 run homer. It appeared that the Royals couldn't handle the mystique and aura of Yankee stadium. In the third with the Yankees leading 4-1 and with the bases loaded with 2 outs they got into the Royals middle relief. This would ordinarily be a good thing but the Yankees decided to stop hitting such stars as Mike Wood and Elmer Dessens. Meanwhile Wang had given up 3 more runs and when Sturtze came in he showed why he was not a marquee relief pitcher. He gave up 3 runs in 1/3 of an inning and gave way to Mike Myers who got a pickoff and a strikeout. Then in the 8th inning town 7-4 the Yankees came up to bat. Due to their innovative lineup the Royals could bring in their second best reliever who's also a lefty and have the platoon advantage for 3 batters of five with the other two being switch hitters. Fortunately the Yankees scored 2 runs and had runners on first and second with 1 out for Johnny Damon (remember that spelling Jhonny Peralta). Damon struck out but Jeter came through with a three run homer. Then Rivera came in and nailed it down in the ninth. Giambi continued with his walking ways walking three times and bringing his season total up to ten.


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