2 Recaps tonight on BYB. In case you missed it earlier, here's Frank Gentry's recap titled IT'S ALIVE!. And here's mine...
offense seemed to be clicking of late since the return of Alex Rodriguez. Coming into this game they had scored at least five runs in
three out of their past four games. (It would have been four straight if
not for the missed call be Meals on Saturday) But on Sunday, the Yanks
capitalized for 13 runs on 14 hits. Six of the nine starters had one hit
each except for Nick Swisher, Steve Pearce, and Andruw Jones. Six
different players had at least one RBI including Curtis Granderson who
went 3-for-3 with five RBI.
Derek Jeter, the captain, had a homer and 3 RBIs. You can't beat it, the Captain is King!
Freddy Garcia. (Though in fairness, he cruised
through the first three innings, allowing just one hit before imploding
for three runs in the fourth) The game was 5-3 at the time when Garcia
was pulled, and the bullpen did marvelous, combining for 5.2 innings of
one hit, no run, nine strikeout, and two walk ball. Joba relieved Garcia
and he looked fantastic as he struck out four batters in a scoreless
1.2 innings. Boone Logan followed with a scoreless inning before Cory Wade (remember him?) pitched two scoreless, no hit innings while
punching out three. Derek Lowe pitched a perfect ninth to seal the deal.
Some additional thoughts:
Ivan Nova now healthy I can only help but wonder if this is in
fact Freddy Garcia’s last start with the Yankees. As we’ve seen for
weeks now, the guy just runs out of gas in the middle innings. I like
him as a multi-inning reliever out of the ‘pen, but not as a starter.
These games are important and the Yankees need length out of their
starters. Maybe the couple of weeks Nova had off helped him. If he can
pitch anywhere near what he did in the second half last season it would
be a huge lift to the team.
YANKEES OUT MANAGED IN BAD LOSS TO ORIOLES.
But in this game there is really no need to critique him. I thought
pinch-hitting Curtis Granderson for the ultra-slumping Andruw Jones was
the right move, as well as how he handled the bullpen. Good job, skip.
Final was Yankees 13- Orioles 3.
Thanks to this win the Yanks are back on top in the AL East standings
by one game over the Orioles and two ahead of the Rays. The Bombers will
get a much needed day off on Monday before playing a three game set in
Boston. Hiroki Kuroda (13-10, 3.14) will oppose Jon Lester (9-11, 4.99
ERA) in the opener on Tuesday.
--Jesse Schindler, BYB Lead Staff Writer
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