I read a ton of clever Greene "play of words" today. "Greene with envy" may have been my favorite.
Greene with Envy today...Great performance today by Shane Greene. I eagerly await his next performance! @Yankees @BleednYankeeBluGood work Luc.
— Luc Jacobson (@LucJacobson) July 12, 2014
I created the book above, and then realized that it had nothing to do with Shane Greene or Green Eggs & Ham specifically. I just got carried away... lost in it. The truth is... when Greene pitches, he ends games in wins! Whatever man, I'm giddy. Actually, I think Yankeeland is giddy as well. We won today with a guy no one really thought about as quote "dominant", but Greene has great stuff and impressed.
He has a ton of confidence... he deserves a ton of credit for stepping up while the Yankees are down. He's 2-0. He's picked up the Yanks as well as us fans. I like that.
Today Greene went 7.1 innings, gave up 4 hits and zero runs. Actually, the O's were shut out on a gorgeous day in Baltimore. How do I know it was truly gorgeous there, while I was here? Jenn tweeted this to me...
Catching the Yanks in Baltimore. This is really quite a nice ballpark! Go #Yankees! @tclaro @Yankees @BleednYankeeBlu pic.twitter.com/ICNUnX6skmI like when the BYB readers help me out. I makes my recaps so much more fun. Thanks Jenn.
— Jenn Westcott (@westcottjm7) July 12, 2014
Anyway, Greene combined with the pen, were lights out. David Robertson then shut down the O's and got the save... his 23rd of the season.
The Yankee bats went like this:
In the 3rd, Mark Teixeira doubled and knocked in Brett Gardner. Derek Jeter ended up being tagged out at home. Give credit to Nick Markakis who relayed to Ryan Flaherty to Nick Hundley. Great play.
In the 7th, Derek Jeter singled knocking in Kelly Johnson. Shortly after that, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled... and Jeet scored.
Look, we didn't blow anyone out of the water with a 10 run 6th or anything, but we are scoring and we had enough today with the brilliance of Shane Greene and company. Yankeeland is happy... I am too...
Greene ends with wins! Right? Maybe? No... OK, whatever... but we do feel good at least.
Final: Yankees 3 - Orioles 0
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