Feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen a good old-fashioned 2004-2007 Yankees-style 12-9 slugfest, eh?
This may have been one of the craziest games of the year. Not only did the Yankees jump out to 6-1 and 10-5 leads and in both instances neither lead ended up feeling all that safe, but both teams’ aces gave up five (CC Sabathia) and eight (John Danks) earned runs, respectively. The White Sox even brought the tying run to the plate in the form of Mark Teahen before Mariano Rivera mercifully closed the door.
Still, the Yankee bullpen did its damnedest to let Chicago right back in the game, with both Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson getting cuffed for two earned runs apiece, and yielding a home run, triple and double among the five combined hits they surrendered. That certainly ain’t good for the ol’ FIP. Robertson gave up three straight hits without recording an out in the bottom of the ninth, forcing Girardi to go to Mo.… Click here to read the rest