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Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Yanks Lose Another Heartbreaker

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The Yankees are finding new ways to lose. This time, they found a way to blow a four run lead on an afternoon where the offense showed up and scored some runs, not to mention a decent outing by their starting pitcher Darrell Rasner.

The game slipped away from the Yanks in the top of the 7th.With the Yanks up 6-3 and Toronto had a man on first base and no outs. A groundball was hit to Robinson Cano, he fielded it, and flipped it Derek Jeter at second. Problem was, Cano’s flip was erratic and got away from Jeter. This puts runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs. A walk later loaded the bases, and Joe Inglett singled to center. This shaved the Yankee lead down to 6-5. In the top of the 8th Brian Bruney gave up a single to Vernon Wells, next up Adam Lind facing Damaso Marte. Lind gets a base hit to right. Edwar Ramirez then comes in to …

Yanks Go To Mo More In Time Of Need

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How great is Mariano Rivera? We have said this many times before but he’s as close to a sure thing in baseball as you can get. He’s quiet possibly having the best season of his career.

With the Yankees in state of urgency as the season winds down, each game is a must-win. How badly do the Yanks need to win games these days? Rivera has pitched more than one inning in five of his last six appearances. That’s a strecth that is usually reserved for October.

“You don’t want to do it for a long time,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We’re very careful with how we use him. Mo, obviously, is so economical with his pitches. We would never abuse a pitcher.”

Rivera allowed a hit last night to Vernon Wells with one out in the 9th inning that ended a streak of 27 straight hitless batters. He’s been the most reliable guy on the team. Ok maybe if you bring him in in …

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