A bloop hustle-double by Eduardo Nunez on a 3-2 pitch, aided by Chris Davis, an inexperienced right fielder, diving for the ball opened the frame. No less a personage than Yankees manager Casey Stengel said that you shouldn't dive unless you're going swimming, and that's why.
Derek Jeter seemed to know not to bunt down two runs. Nor did he take a pitch and quickly was down 0-2. Indeed, he didn't take a pitch for the entire at-bat, hacking until he pulled a hit to right field, scoring Nunez.
Ichiro showed bunt to open his at-bat. Buck Showalter nowhere to be seen. Cartoon bird still grinning idiotically. Ichiro bunts foul, goes down 0-2. The bunting is depressing. Fouls off another, still down 0-2. Maybe this 0-2 thing constitutes a new strategy, but the stats say it doesn't work. Ball high and outside, finally someone took a ball. Grounds weakly to short on the next pitch, a double-play grounder for most hitters, but Ichiro can still fly and he beats out the relay to first. Still an out, and Chen is gone. One out, runner on first.