NYY 6, Baltimore 4

April 12, 2012 – 12:35 am

What sweet redemption for Nick Swisher! With one out and a man on third in the 8th, he missed an opportunity to drive in the go-ahead run by taking a called third strike. And it was no fault of his, the ball was well outside the plate. And what’s the deal with Ken Singleton defending the umps of late with the excuse that the center field camera is at an angle and so you can’t really tell if pitches like that were really wide or not. Hello, Ken, it’s 2012 and we’ve got Pitch F/X. Look it up, the pitch in question was over 6″ off the plate. It was a bad call, Swish got robbed. But two innings later he got another chance, and he righted the wrong all by himself. Swishalicious!

Also, how about Boone Logan stepping up when the bullpen was totally depleted and pitching 1 2/3 perfect innings, retiring all five batters he faced, four of whom were righties. I’ve preached for a long time that he deserves a shot at more than being a LOOGY. Maybe Girardi will at long last start giving him more extended opportunities.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E SO BB
Yankees 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 10 0 8 3
Orioles 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 12 4
WP: R. Soriano (1-0) LP: K. Gregg (0-1) S: M. Rivera (2)
QS: BAL – J. Arrieta (6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR)
HR: NYY – C. Granderson, N. Swisher, BAL– None
LOB: NYY 7, BAL 10 RISP: NYY 4-for-10, BAL 3-for-9

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