Arrieta actually had a no-decision tonight, so this is just about the most useless cartoon ever, but I really don’t care because it was fun to draw. I might as well use it for all Arrieta recaps, actually.
Anyway, as usual, Jake Arrieta successfully kept the Yankees in check, allowing three scattered runs (two in the first on a homer) on his own before leaving with two outs in the seventh and a walked runner on first. Of course, Luis Ayala then let that runner score, which is why Arrieta only got a no-decision. Boo.
C.C. Sabathia, on the contrary, had a surprisingly rough night – the Orioles made him work starting in the second inning, but he soldiered through six innings and gave up four runs (Robert Andino had a two-run single and Mark Reynolds had a two-run double). Normally Sabathia owns the Orioles, so this was a surprise to me.
Oh, and then the Orioles were unsuccessful with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, so extra innings happened again. And then they had two outs in the tenth and Nolan Reimold and Mark Reynolds collided trying to make a catch and Kevin Gregg gave up a two-run homer to Nick Swisher and they were losing. And then they lost. And that was pretty much it.
Welcome back to mediocrity.