Mariners 3 Yankees 1: Nearly No-Hit; Late-Night HDLR

The formula was in place–a young, inexperienced pitcher, one who had been a reliever for most of his brief tenure in the majors, an offense that his been hit-and-(mostly) miss this year, a late-night road game without a day off after a cross-country flight (Tim the Wizard, if you’re reading this, you know what to do about those people)–and presto!  The Yankees didn’t have a single hit until Wilson Betemit’s RBI double with two outs in the eighth as they dropped a 3-1 decision.  Pettite was very good, allowing three runs earned on seven hits, a walk, while fanning nine on 99 pitches/63 strikes over seven innings.  The offense was shut down, only mustering two hits.  Jeter had the other, and is now at 2,515 career hits, three shy of Babe Ruth for second on the all-time Yankees hit list.  The Yanks are still 11 out in the East and now 8 1/2 behind Boston as they fade from the Wild Card race.

For any night owls tonight, I will have a rare and hopefully enjoyable HDLR tonight, one of the last of the year.  I’ve been very busy with writing and school and, with the ob market and all the work involved for that, this might be the last time I have one this year.  If you’re up late and feeling like a chinwag, drop by.

Published in: on September 6, 2008 at 7:51 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. It does seem like the first game of this series was just set up for a loss. I think the “miracle” Yankee fans were hoping would happen in the back of their minds was washed away with last nights game. Though it’s not mathematically official, there is no way the Yanks will come back.
    The HDLR is back. I’ll stop by tonight.

  2. “The turn around starts today” 19-2 here we go ! These back to back loses were heart breaking. I can’t care less for kepping Girardi a third place finish? I don’t want to here any of the excuses it’s unaceptable. I’m glad for Torre making a playoff run with the Dodgers. Derek Jeter should protest and refuse to play. It’s evident he’s had a sub-par year but someone owes him a explanation for this embarrasment of a squad. How much do the Rays cost? How much does Tropicana cost? Couldn’t the Steins’ just buy it and burn it down?

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