Tuesday, August 18, 2015


There are a million ways to get to a win.  Sometimes you get homers and sometimes there is just clean cut pitching and solid plays.  Sometimes you also get an error to help you out.  A lot happened last night, including Bryan Mitchell getting a comebacker in the face... blood everywhere, you know the drill.

It was scary.  In the end though the Yankees came together and got the win.  And it was an important win... in fact, right about now, they all are.

Bryan Mitchell started for the Yanks.  He went 1.2 innings giving up 4 hits and a run and then a comebacker to the face.  He's now on the DL with a small nasal injury and a scare that surprised us all.  He was replaced by a cast of Yankee pitching that did their best to hold the Twins at bay.  But it was no easy task. Caleb Cotham gave up 4 runs.  Shreve gave up another and so did Justin Wilson.  Our pitching then settled down and when the bridge took effect, Andrew Miller was able to shut them down in the end for the win.

The Yankee run scoring went like this:

Brian McCann started things off with a 3 run homer in the first.  That was followed by the Twins scoring 4 runs. By the bottom of the third, with the score 4-3, it was McCann again, this time singling in 2.

The Twins came back with 3 runs, 1 in each inning after that. 

Then, in the bottom of the 6th, Carlos Beltran hit a 2 run homer knocking in Greg Bird.

It was quiet until the 10th.  With the bases loaded, Chase Headley up and Brendan Ryan pinch running at third base, a hard grounder to Twins shortstop Eduardo Nunez... bobbled, recovered and thrown to first to get Headley out, but with that bobble, Ryan scores going hard to home and the Yankees win.

It wasn't clean cut, some of it was ugly.  But a win's a win... and that was a win.

Final: Yankees 8 - Twins 7

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