It took 12 innings for the Yankees to finally put away the Twins 7-6 in what turned out to be a very unusual game. It was the first extra inning win of the year, and their 3rd straight win.
Wang started and had trouble early on getting his sinker over for strikes. It was consistently low and outside. Wang usually goes deep into a game because he doesn't waste a lot of pitches, but that wasn't the case yesterday as he threw 92 in a little over 5 innings of work.
Since his 6-0 start, Wang has been struggling, and yesterday was no exception as he fell behind early. He lef in the 6th, clinging to a 6-5 lead. The normally perfect Ramirez gave up his first run of the season (a solo shot by Cuddyer in the 7th) and blew the save.
The rest of the pen held the Twins in check, and Mo nailed down the save (his 15th) in the 12th. Ohlendorf pitched 2 scoreless innings to pick up the win.
The Yankees scored in the top of the 12th as Damon, Jeter, and then Abreu singled to drive in the winning run.
Today Rasner (3-1 1.80) takes the mound at 2:10 (YES)
Rasner has been the most consistent Yankee starter, and with a little support, he would have been 4-0.
In the injury report, Posada has been throwing in Florida, and could rejoin the team and be behind the dish by Thursday.
In other news, Joba is scheduled to make his first MLB start on Tuesday against the always tough Blue Jays.
The Yanks wll be calling up another pitcher to take Joba's place in the pen, but that announcement hasn't come yet.
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