[Blogging Live via the Steinbrenner Field Wifi]
The weather is perfect again today. 81 degrees, breezy, and we were just treated to a special forces parachute drop.
With any luck, we’re about to be treated to Jorge behind the plate and Pettitte on the mound.
[I’ve now consolidated all the live blog posts into a single post.]
Amusingly, Posada is leading off.
Huge hand for Jorge. He has been DHing so it is not like he hasn’t played but still.
Wow, Jorge beat out an infield hit! And because they were holding that speed demon on, Damon’s grounder became a hit instead of a double play. And then he tagged and took third on a foul pop! Apparently while having his shoulder fixed, Posada got new legs.
The first outbreak of the Let’s Go Yankees chant came in the second inning after a nice two strike clap. Pettitte then ended the inning with a K.
What is it with pitchers getting hit here? Yesterday one of the Astros got hit in the hand with a line drive. Today Glen Perkins of the Twins just got hit with Matsui’s broken bat and fell right off the mound. It was the third out so they took him right out. It looked like it hurt.
Swisher just lived up to his name and struck out on 3 pitches.
This game is flying along. Like yesterday, which had no walks, this one is walk-free. We are halfway through and only one hour has passed.
Phil Coke did his part with two perfect innings. As we said in the Maple Street Press Yankees Annual, Coke would be wasted as a situational lefty. The annual is on sale now, FYI.
Coke started to lose it in his third inning of work with two outs. He allowed three line drives on a row, then walked a guy. Dave Eiland made a visit, and he got a dribbler out of the next guy to end the inning. Nice job.
Posada out of the game.
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