If the words of John Sterling could be typed accurately enough to give justice to his infamous "Yankees Win" call then I would put them here, however the Yankees were able to hold the lead today for the first time in a long time and maybe it’s time they began to show the league about the Yankees.
Kei Igawa was amazing today and gave the Bombers just what they needed.
6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
Igawa has obviously pitched himself back into the rotation, and lowered his ERA to 6.08, which could easily be in the fives with another start next week.
Brian Bruney did his job again (2.04 ERA) and in my mind has earned the spot to pitch in the seventh. Bruney allowed no base runners and struck out one.
Kyle Farnsworth looked almost like the Farnsworth that Steinbrenner paid for. He made his pitches, but Mike Lowell fought one off for a bloop RBI single.
Mariano doesn’t look like the old Mariano yet, but it was a good step in the right direction, and he got his first save (22 games later) today.
Overall, a great effort by the Yankees. They had their chances to blow the game open in just about every inning, but I am glad they held on because they obviously outplayed the Red Sox today.
The Yankees looked like the Yankees we all thought we were going to see this season. Now they just need to do it tomorrow, and then again in Texas on Tuesday.