- Nick Swisher broke out of his recent funk a bit, going 2-5 with a double and a single. The single came in the ninth inning, putting the go ahead run on base, but went for naught as Eduardo Nunez got himself thrown out trying to steal second base with two outs.
- Joba Chamberlain came on with the bases loaded and one out with the game tied at three runs apiece in the seventh inning, and a ground ball and a pop up later had worked the Yankees out of the jam without a run scoring and the game still tied. I think it’s safe to say that the Yankees aren’t trying to avoid using Joba in high leverage situations anymore, and he’s certainly earning his spot in that relief role right now.
- David Robertson struck out the side in order in the eighth, albeit before allowing three hits and the winning run in the ninth. Still Robertson is a one inning reliever by trade, so I think it’s unfair to hold his second inning of work against him when his first inning went so well, and it’s probably fair to wonder why Robertson was left in the game after he allowed singles to Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Aviles.