Molina HBP FTW

July 19, 2008 – 6:41 pm

NYY 4, Oakland 3.  A walk-off hit-by-pitch.  What a fitting way to end that game.  It didn’t take long for the offense to revert back to their pre-All Star break form — thanks mostly to the first five positions in the order going 1-for-18 with 7 Ks in the first nine innings.  Fortunately the much maligned tandem of Cano and Cabrera continue to lead the team in hitting, or else this would have gone down as yet another two-run loss.

The good news, though, is that’s two wins in a row and thus a guaranteed series win, regardless of what happens tomorrow.  And with Justin Duchscherer starting for the A’s it’s nice to be playing with house money.  Let’s hope the on-again, off-again Andy Pettitte shows up with his A game and makes it a real pitchers’ duel.

And mean time, the Krazy Kyle watch continues — that’s eight straight hitless innings.  We’re three outs away from a reliever’s no-hitter.  Go get ’em, Kyle!

Update: Just realized (h/t to The LoHud Yankees Blog) that Edwar Ramirez just completed a relief no-hitter yesterday.  Over his last six appearances his line is: 9 0 0 0 0 2 14.  Talk about flying under the radar — this guy has been phenomenal and you rarely hear anything about him.

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