"Jaret Wright did not plan to watch the last four innings of Wednesday night's game on a couch in the Yankees'
clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. He would've preferred to stay in the game for seven innings, something he has not done all season.
Four relievers followed Wright, each tossing a hitless, scoreless inning to complete a shutout relay. The Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies
, 5-0, to capture a series victory and a split of their six-game trip.
Ron Villone, Scott Proctor, Kyle Farnsworth and Mariano Rivera
throttled the Phillies, who had three singles against Wright. They advanced no runners past second base and struck out 11 times.
Wright opened the fifth by throwing seven balls in a row, a stretch that included a visit from pitching coach Ron Guidry. Among the relievers, Wright singled out left-hander Villone, who has quietly had an outstanding season. Villone has a 1.80 earned run average but is not often used in close games. This time, he retired all three left-handers he faced in the sixth.
To Torre, Proctor always seems to be ready. He is tied for the A.L. lead in appearances, with 36, and allowed only a hit batter in his scoreless seventh." by Tyler Kepner, the NY Times
- Torre continues to stick up for Wright which is great but what choice does he have?
- P.S., Thanks again to the Nats for rolling over & playing dead for the Red Sox.