– *WHO’S ON THE HILL?*
Ok, here’s the scoop. Mitre had a miserable day on the mound, allowing 4 homeruns and 7 earned runs before getting the boot. By the 6th, it was already evident that New York was looking at a loss… (Toronto scored in 6 seperate innings, 3 of them multi-runs.) A terrible day indeed, but thank god I didn’t change the channel before it came to an end…
The story begins with a sloppy pitch from Mark Melancon. Aaron Hill catches a wild throw to the back, and as usual, takes his base without any indication of a serious injury. No big deal. Jorge steps up to the plate when the Yankees are up again, and Jesse Carlson, (called in to relieve Halladay,) intentionally tosses one behind Posada’s back to avenge his fellow Blue Jay. Now things are getting heated! Jorge then proceeds to mouth a couple unpleasant things in Carlson’s direction, and ends up getting walked to put the dispute on hold.
From here, Brett Gardner smacks a double to right field, which in turn brings Posada home to score a run. On his way to the plate, Carlson decides it would be a good idea to smack Jorge with his glove out of frusteration, and the next thing you know: IT’S ON!
Yankees lose 10-4… but what a game!
BRETT GARDNER: 2 for 4, 2 RBI’s
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||1||4||.285|
|Matsui, H, DH||4||0||2||1||1||1||2||.277|
|a-Cabrera, Me, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Mitre (L, 3-3)||5.0||8||7||7||1||2||4||7.63|