Thursday, September 5, 2013

That Was Close

The Good

We got from Sabathia what we've been looking for all year: a decent outing.  7.1 innings and 3 runs is pretty decent, despite the fact that the White Sox field a lineup reminiscent of the Yankees lineup circa June.

The most impressive piece of hitting came from Gardner who has been a clutch player this season.  He hit a 2-run triple in the 4th to put the Yankees up 5-1.  Cano also had a great game, making some nice plays in the field, and going 3-4 with a homerun.  Rivera locked down his 41st save of the season.

The Bad

After the Yankees went up 5-1, it seemed like the Yankees could manage a win here.  Girardi put in Robertson in the 8th to ensure the lead would be put in Mo's hands, but Robertson unraveled.  The White Sox scored a combined 4 runs in the 8th, and the Yankees were up 6-5.  Mo had to come in to give us a 4-out save.

The Ugly

Tonight we face the Red Sox, which should be an exciting game, but what we have in store for ourselves is 4 games of Yankees batters getting plunked, and not a single Yankee pitcher doing anything about it.  That is ugly.

Homerun Club Captain He Is

Robinson Cano hit a homerun last night.  As Homerun Club Captain he must have felt obligated.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 26hr = $52
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 13hr = $26
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 12hr = $24
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $8
Mark Reynolds 2hr = $4

Total 124 hrs = $248

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