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Sunday, April 29, 2012

CC SABATHIA GOES 8 SOLID INNINGS; YANKS BEAT TIGERS




CC Sabathia did today was Aces do, he stopped his teams bleeding and led them to victory.  Shades of Andy Pettitte if you ask me!  Sabathia went 8 innings today, only allowing 2 runs and 4 hits as the Yankees took took two out of three from the Tigers this weekend with an 6-2 win.  Sabathia's fastball and slider had Tiger hitters waving and guessing at the plate all day.  He fanned 8 Tigers today.  Very impressive and very much needed considering how this rotation is a bit shook up right now.



At the plate today my offensive star would have to be Curtis Granderson who hit his 8th home run of the year in the 4th and added 2 RBI's.  The Captain added two more hits today and his avg is once again hovering around .400.  Along with Jeter; Cano, Andruw Jones, and Eric Chavez each had a pair of hits.  All in all the Yankees banged out 11 hits. 

Thankfully the Yankees had some timely hit but once again left a ton of men on base.  Today 15 Yankee hitters were left on base.  Look, a win is a win, but they better figure out how to start getting more of these guys home because eventually it is going to bit them in the-you-know-what.

The Yankees stay home and begin a 3-game series with the Baltimore Orioles starting tomorrow night.  The Orioles come into the Bronx having won 6 of their last 7 games.  Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound and hopefully can pitch like he did in his last start vs. the Rangers; only surrendering 2 runs.

(pictured:  David Phelps)


Some other game notes:
*Nick Swisher left the game today in the 3rd inning with what looked like a hamstring strain.  Sure enough, Joe Girardi said at today's post press conference that an MRI showed Swish suffered a low grad strain.  Girardi said he would not go so far as to say Swih is going to the DL.  He said a few games is possible until they further investigate.

*Girardi said that the Yankee rotation will remain the same for now but David Phelps will indeed take Freddy Garcia's next turn.

*Jeter's infield two singles gave him 36 in April, topping the best April of his career, 35 in 2006


--Mikey Blue, BYB Senior Writer
Email: DonnieBaseball2323@gmail.com
Twitter: @MikeyBlu23


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