Thursday, September 13, 2012
PUT YOUR BIG BOY PANTS ON, HERE COME THE YANKS
Tonight, while the Yankees struggled in Fenway Park once again trying to get runs home, they scratched together enough runs and behind the great pitching by Young Phil Hughes, they won their second game in a row. Now, the big question is, can the Yankees win 3 in a row? If they do that, believe it or not, the Yankees will have a winning streak. Holy crap! Let's review tonight...
Phil Hughes wore his big boy pants tonight...big time! He pitched much better than anyone expected and did the pitching that the Yankees have been longing for. Hughes just really had good stuff tonight and kept the Yanks in the game. 7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 7 K. That's the best line from Hughes I remember seeing in quite a while.
Willie Mays were talking about, by far one of the greatest players ever. Derek Jeter is tied with him in hits. Think about that for a minute. Now stop. Now think about it again because it's pretty freaking amazing. Say what you will about Derek Jeter, but one thing you can never call him is a quitter. He's the greatest and deserves everything good that goes his way! Sometimes I feel like he's the guy just trying to drag the Yankees to the finish line. He's always in the game!
Alex Rodriguez has 2 hits tonight. So did Eduardo Nunez and Andruw Jones and Derek Jeter were the guys who knocked in the runs, 1 each. For Andruw Jones, it was a sacrifice fly and for Jeter, it was a nice bloop into center to score Steve Pearce. It was a great at bat for Jeter. He just kept battling until he got something he could hit. That's a professional hitter!
Rafael Soriano came in, racked up the save and untucked (Save 38). Damn I love that. In fact, I'm about to untuck and go to bed, BYB's birthday's tomorrow.
Final Score tonight: Yankees 2 - Red Sox 0
Tomorrow night we're home. It's the Yankees vs. the Rays, Sabathia vs. Price. I feel like Sabathia's overdue...let's hope I'm right.
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