Friday, September 3, 2010
Bullpen baffles Jays
Four relievers from the suddenly reliable Yankees bullpen held Toronto hitless over the final 4 1/3 innings.
Boone Logan entered the game with two out in the fifth and retired Lyle Overbay on a strikeout. Dave Robertson relieved Logan with one out in the sixth. He got out of a two-out jam with runners on second and third by striking out Mike McCoy.
Kerry Wood replaced Robertson with one out in the seventh and - after a scoreless 1 2/3 appearance - handed the ball to Mariano Rivera. Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth.
Wood was awarded the win by the official scorer, who made the judgement because starter Ivan Nova was pulled prior to completing five innings with the Yankees leading 5-3.
PICTURE TIME: A clubhouse attendant handed out team photos to all of the players after Friday's game. Alex Rodriguez, who missed the team photo shoot because he didn't see it on a schedule posted in the clubhouse, was photoshopped into the shot, next to Alfredo Aceves and Joba Chamberlain.
PENA SHOWS POP:Ramiro Pena, filling in for the injured Rodriguez (calf) at third, went 2-for-4 and has hit safely in nine of his last 12 starts. He has multi-hit games in each of his three starts against the Blue Jays this season.