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Yankees-Indians: Bullpen Spoils New Yankee Stadium Opener

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Sept. 21, 2008, the Yankees defeated the Orioles 7-3 at the last game ever played at the old Yankee Stadium.  However, the Yankees couldn't get it together in the first game at the new Yankee Stadium opener against the Indians.  Despite being tied at one a side going into the seventh inning, the Yanks bullpen imploded in the seventh, and the home team lost 10-2.


Quick 'Cap: On this historic day, CC Sabathia took on Cliff Lee.  They each gave up one run, so the game was decided by the teams' bullpens.  Sabathia was pulled with two outs in the sixth because he had already thrown 122 pitches.  Phil Coke finally did something right by inducing Grady Sizemore to fly out.  But the trouble began ...

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