- David Phelps originally started this game and although he didn't get through five innings, he still pitched very solidly. The reason he didn't get through five was mostly due to the fact that he was on a 90 pitch count so Girardi had to yank him when he got up there. The only knock on his performance was that he walked four, but that's a little understandable since it was his first start in front of the home crowd. Two of those walks came in the first inning, an inning in which he loaded the bases, but got out without allowing a run. He would go on to toss 4.2 scoreless. It was unfortunately his last start for now, but I'm sure we'll see him again.
- The Bombers scored their lone run in the first inning. Derek Jeter led off with a single followed by two quick outs, but Robinson Cano came through and doubled him in. He quietly starting to heat up as he now has a seven game hitting streak. However, after that, they really had nothing. They did get something going in the eighth. With a chance to give Robertson a cushion, Curtis Granderson led off with a strikeout, but Alex Rodriguez and Cano followed with back-to-back singles. Mark Teixeira came up though and played the role of rally killer as he grounded into a double play. That was really it.
- With Phelps' short outing, the pen was forced to get thirteen outs, which is actually kind of easy work for them. Boone Logan struck out two in an inning and Cory Wade tossed a perfect 1.1 to get it to the eighth. Rafael Soriano was once again shaky allowing two base runners to start the inning (remember this was a 1-0 game), although one was due to a Cano error. He came back though to get a strikeout, a grounder, and a fly ball to get out of it.
- Then Robertson toed the rubber. He worked himself into a jam that not even he could get himself out of. It started with two singles and a walk to load the bases for none other than Yankees killer Carlos Pena. He actually sent him down on strikes, at which point I though there was a chance he would get out of it. BJ Upton then flied out to right which plated Sean Rodriguez and tied the game at 1. I was hoping he would just hold it here and hopefully the offense could win, but of course not. The next batter was Matt Joyce and homered to right to make it a 4-1 game. Clay Rapada had to be called upon to get the final out.
- The Yanks did have nine hits in this game.A-Rod, Cano, and Nick Swisher each had two and Jeter, Ibanez, and Martin each notched one, but they couldn't string a bunch of hits together and that's what hurt them.