Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yanks lose on a walkoffri

The Yankees were stunned last night by the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners won the game 3-2 and the reason the Yankees were stunned was that with 2 outs and no one on in the bottom of the ninth Mike Sweeney doubled off of Mariano Rivera and Ichiro Suzuki laced a 2 run walkoff homerun into the seats. Mariano Rivera had saved 36 straight before that so seeing MO blow a save is as rare as they come. A.J. Burnett pitched a great game going 7 innings giving up 7 hits and 1 run with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. That is great news for the Yankees as they need to get him going before the playoffs begin. Phil Hughes pitched a perfect 8th with a strikeout. Mariano did pick up his 1,000th strikeout of his career before blowing the save. The offense was silent for most of the night against Cy Young contender Felix Hernandez. They did start out the game with 2nd and 3rd no outs though but only managed to score 1 run which probably was the turning point of the game. Johnny Damon had 3 hits and Arod had a hit and sac fly. Derek Jeter led off the game with a single but that was all he managed. Johnny Damon was the only Yankee who had a multi hit game. The Yankees will try to even the series with CC Sabathia on the mound tonight.

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