"It's a dream come true, no question about that... It took the nerves off pretty early when we got a little bit of run support. I didn't have to be perfect. It definitely helped."
Good for Shane Greene last night. I didn't have much faith for him going in, but he believed, and you have to give the kid credit. Greene went 6 innings, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs. It's a good outing. David Huff and All-Star Dellin Betances locked down the rest. Huff gave up the other run. Overall, it was a good pitching performance by the youngsters all around.
The hitting and run scoring for the Yanks went like this:
In the second, Brian Roberts doubled knocking in Brian McCann. Later on in that inning, it was Brett Gardner singling home Roberts and then Derek Jeter walked with the bases loaded.
In the 3rd, Ichiro singled and Mark Teixeira scored. Then Francisco Cervelli grounded out on a force play, that knocked in McCann in the process.
The game was smooth for New York, the way it's supposed to be. And right now, the Yankees appear to have figured out some things. The big question is, can they keep it going?
Winning streaks are an important part of baseball. Winning each series is just as important. You win a series against a club, and every one of them, and you will make the playoffs. The Yankees have to start winning every series they play, it's a must. That can bring momentum... and alittle confidence too!
Final: Yankees 5 - Indians 3