I am wearing the Fantasy dunce cap tonight for starting Al Leiter against the Indians. Leiter threw 78 pitches — 41 for strikes — in just two-plus innings. He allowed four runs on five hits and walked five. Leiter faced 15 batters, and retired only six of them.
It was ugly, and that’s being kind. The Yankees nearly came back, and Scott Proctor pitched well in relief. But the Indians held on for the win.