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Good night from Cleveland

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 25, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Not much to report on this one. Andy Pettitte was hard on himself for losing a 3-1 lead and the Yankees were punchess offensively over the final three innings.

“When I have a lead and I pitch into the middle innings of a game, I feel like I should hold that,” said Pettitte, who like many players is fighting the flu.

Jason Giambi (now hitting a robust .186) was pleased with how his swing is staying consistent. Not only did he hit those two long homers but he smoked a line drive off Rafael Perez in the seventh. That’s a good sign.

One telling stat: The Yankees are 1-12 when trailing after six innings. There hasn’t been a whole lot of late-inning energy in his group so far. That’s largely a function of the injuries and the ever-changing lineups.

A-Rod said he felt fine during a group interview held outside the bathroom while he was holding a toothbrush. It’s likely he will DH tomorrow just to give him a break.


Congrats to good guy Wil Nieves, who hit first major league homer tonight. It was a two-run walk-off blast for the Nationals against the Cubs. Good for him




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