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There is nothing like having a Friday in July off from work and in just a half an hours time you are in the Bronx taking in a Yankee game.  There really is no better way to spend your afternoon. Friday’s game featured the Blue Jays and the Yankees.  It ended up being a beautiful day in the Bronx as we didn’t see any rain during the game.

The pitching matchup featured AJ Burnett taking on his former team for the second time this season. The first time didn’t go so well as Burnett was knocked around in that outing. This time in the Bronx it was much better. He let up just 2 runs over 7 innings.  This was Burnett’s 3rd win in a row. Over the stretch he has let up just 3 earned runs over 27 and 2/3s innings.

The Yanks would also play a little small ball after taking the lead in the 4 inning off of a Robby Cano smash to center field. Mark Teixiera drew a bases loaded walk in the 5th and gave the Yanks a 2-1 lead. Damon performed a beautiful drag bunt that Blue Jays pitcher Brian Tallet fell down trying to field. Damon would reach safely and a run would score giving the yanks a 3-1 lead.  Vernon Wells would deposit one in left field in the 6th bringing the Blue Jays with in one run.  It was AJ’s only bad pitch of the game.  It wouldn’t matter cause A-Rod would then Launch one to right field and the ball did drop like 2 feet in front of me may I add, to give the Yanks a 4-2 lead.

Mo would come out in the 9th and close down the game. He would strike out 2 batters in the full inning of work.  That’s 503 on the all-time saves list and I was in the big ball park in the Bronx to see it. 

By Michael Genovese

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