Sunday, July 6, 2014
MR. 3400 & THE YANKEES WIN ANOTHER
There are 2 important parts of today's Yankee game. For 1, the Yankees won... and two... Derek Jeter now has 3400 hits. It's an amazing feat, but if you ask Derek Jeter about it, he'd be happier with winning as a team. That's what makes Jeter great... it's never about himself.
It looked like the Yankees were on a dominant run today. Papa John's was all excited when the Yankees scored 9. But then, craziness happened and the Twins rallied big time.
First off, Hiroki Kuroda pitched. He went 5.2 innings, gave up 7 hits and 4 runs. That's manageable, and what I mean by that is, the Yankees could handle a 4-0 deficit if needed. Kuorda usually keeps a team in the game. Luckily for us, the Yankees were on fire and scored plenty today. The big bats were namely Jacoby Ellsbury and Derek Jeter.
Ellsbury was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs. Jeter was 3-4 with 2 RBIs. The Yankee run scoring went like this:
Mark Teixeira drove in Brett Gardner with a single in the first. Then Brian McCann doubled knocking in Jeter. In the second, Jeet sacrificed home Brian Roberts. Jacoby Ellsbury then hit a 3 run homer. In the 4th, Jeter then singled, knocking in Ichiro. Ellsbury then grounded out and Kelly Johnson scored in the process. After that, McCann was up, and Ellsbury was on third when Anthony Swarzak balked... Ellsbury scored.
Oh, and Jeter had hit 3400 today. A huge accomplishment. On the all time list, he's right behind Carl Yastrzemski. He's 9th... not too shabby.
Final today: Yankees 9 - Twins 7.
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