Wade Miley deserved better last night

Tony Sipp was the Tax Man last night.

Wade Miley pitched 6.2 innings last night and left his game at the Stadium with the Diamondbacks leading , 3-1 having just walked in the first Yankee run. Sipp then allowed a bases loaded single to Brett Gardner allowing two Inherited Runs Scored (IRS) and the score was tied 3-3.

With two down in the 8th, Travis Hafner pinch-hit a homer off David Hernandez and the Yankees had a 4-3 lead. After Mariano Rivera picked up his first back-to-back save since April 10-11, 2012, the Yankees had a 4-3 win.

Baseball’s 2013 pinch-hit homers

Yr# Date ▾ Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn RoB Out RBI
14 2013-04-17 Travis Hafner NYY ARI David Hernandez tied 3-3 b8 2 1
15 2013-04-17 Rick Ankiel HOU @OAK Grant Balfour down 7-4 t9 0 1
13 2013-04-15 Chase Utley PHI @CIN Bronson Arroyo down 2-0 t8 -2- 2 2
11 2013-04-14 Laynce Nix PHI @MIA Jon Rauch tied 1-1 t9 1 1
12 2013-04-14 Todd Helton COL @SDP Dale Thayer tied 0-0 t7 -2- 1 2
10 2013-04-13 Dioner Navarro CHC SFG Madison Bumgarner down 3-0 b7 1– 2 2
9 2013-04-12 Dioner Navarro CHC SFG Sergio Romo down 3-2 b9 0 1
8 2013-04-11 Juan Uribe LAD @SDP Luke Gregerson tied 2-2 t8 1 1
7 2013-04-10 Laynce Nix PHI NYM LaTroy Hawkins ahead 2-5 b6 1– 1 2
4 2013-04-09 John Jaso OAK @LAA Kevin Jepsen down 5-4 t7 12- 2 3
5 2013-04-09 Brennan Boesch NYY @CLE Brett Myers ahead 1-11 t8 -2- 2 2
6 2013-04-09 Matt Adams STL CIN Bronson Arroyo down 1-0 b6 –3 1 2
3 2013-04-07 Eric Hinske ARI @MIL John Axford tied 6-6 t11 -2- 0 2
2 2013-04-05 Xavier Paul CIN WSN Henry Rodriguez ahead 0-10 b7 123 2 4
1 2013-03-31 Rick Ankiel HOU TEX Derek Lowe ahead 2-4 b6 12- 2 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/18/2013.

Did you know…

On this date in 1923, the original Yankee Stadium opened with an announced attendance of 74,217. Bob Shawkey of the Yankees beat Howard Ehmke and the Red Sox, 4 – 1. Babe Ruth hit a three-run homer.