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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wang restores order

May 17, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 4, Texas 3

Thankfully, this was a much lower-key game than the previous one. As thrilling as that was, I don't think I could take it every night. Wang went deep - just what the bullpen needed after the previous night. There were a few anxious moments when he tired in the 8th, and gave up only his second homerun of the season. I was hoping for a complete game, but Mo came in the 9th and looked pretty sharp.

Bubba started this game in LF. Not one of his better games. He did have a sacrifice bunt that was almost a single, but Andy ended up stranded when Damon flied out. Bubba also had a fly out, strike out, and ground out. Disappointing; it's the first time in quite awhile that he hasn't gotten at least one hit when starting.

Defense was pretty solid, though he did bobble a ball hit into the left field corner. (Hey, maybe it was intentional! It worked for Melky the game before. The bobble encouraged the runner to keep going...and got him thrown out. ;-)

posted by BubbaFan, 9:32 PM


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