Saturday, May 20, 2006

Pedro is Dominant, But Yanks Eek Out Win Against Mets' Bullpen

Game date- 5/20/06

( 11 innings ) Yankees- 5, Mets- 4

W- Rivera (2-3)
L- Julio (1-2)

Yankee closer Mariano Rivera pitched two scoreless innings, striking out 4 of the 7 batters he faced.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 0-5 (BB, SB, RBI)
SS- Jeter, 1-5 (1B)
1B- Giambi, 1-4 (1B, R, BB)
3B- Rodriguez, 2-4 (1B, 1B, BB, R)
2B- Cano, 1-5 (1B, R, RBI)
LF- Cairo, 0-4 (BB, 2 SB, R)
RF- Cabrera, 1-4 (1B, BB, SB, R)
C- Stinnet, 0-4 (BB, RBI)
P- Mussina, 0-2

Other Yankee Batters:

PH- Williams, 0-0 (HBP, RBI)
PH- Reese, 1-1
1B- Phillips, 1-1 ( GW 1B, RBI)

Yankee Pitchers:

Mussina- 5H, 4R (2 unearned runs), 7K, 7IP
Villone- 2BB, K, IP
Proctor- 2K, IP
Rivera- H, 4K, 2IP


The Yankees played very sloppily in the field today- two errors in the first inning led to two unearned runs for the Mets. All in all, the Yanks committed four errors ( by Rodriguez, Stinnet, Giambi, and Villone).

Mike Mussina pitched very well, giving up only 5 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 7 and allowed no walks over 7 innings of work. Villone, Proctor, and Rivera pitched the last four innings keeping the Mets scoreless. Kevin Reese smacked a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, his first major league hit.

In the top of the ninth inning, the Mets were up to 4 to 0. Giambi led off the inning with a single, and Alex Rodriguez followed with a walk. Cano hit an RBI single to drive in the Yanks' first run. Two batters later, Cabrera walked to load the bases. Stinnet walked on four pitches, driving in a run; Williams was hit by a slider, driving in the Yanks' third run of the inning. Billy Wagner was pulled out of the game at that point, but the Yanks scored the tying run on a Johnny Damon RBI ground out. In the top of the eleventh inning, Andy Phillips hit the game-winning RBI single to right field off of Mets' reliever, Jorge Julio.


  • Holy cow, did you see this game? I was so mad. The $10 mil man, Wagner, literally handed the Yanks the win.

    By Blogger Mercy Now, at 3:57 AM  

  • I know. Wagner hasn't been worth the money or trouble getting him, so far this season.

    I'm not sure if he left his game in Philadelphia, but I am sure that it is not in New York. He better pick up his pitching a notch or else he will be in deep . . .

    By Blogger Marc, at 7:02 PM  

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