CC, Homers Lead Yanks To 3-2 Win

After a tough loss to start their series in Anaheim against the Angels, the Yankees felt pretty good about their chances tonight with CC Sabathia on the bump, and rightfully so.  He proved tonight why he is the man.  Since once again it is late, we’ll do this the quick way:

(Christine Cotter/AP)

  • CC Sabathia was absolutely fantastic.  He went 8.2 innings allowing one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out three.  He gave up a run in the ninth so Joe Girardi didn’t let him finish.  He also only needed 107 pitches to get through it (73 strikes).
  • Sabathia has thrown 33.2 of 36 possible innings in his last four starts.  He is also 4-0 in those starts.  That’s just ridiculous.
  • Mariano Rivera then came on and threw one pitch and nailed down the save.  Awesome.
  • Robinson Cano homered in the fourth, a homer in which Torii Hunter tried to catch and barreled into a Yankee fan sitting in the first row.  Alex Rodriguez, in a 1-1 game, then hit a 2-run homer in the sixth and that was it.
  • Mark Teixeira and Russell Martin were the only starters who didn’t get on base.  Derek Jeter went 1-for-3 with a walk so he’s now 15 away from 3000 and Curtis Granderson did the same, but also scored a run.  As a team, they went 0-for-5 with RISP, but when you’re hitting homers it doesn’t really matter.

So that’s all that can be said about tonight.  These same two teams will play a rubber match tomorrow at 3:35 pm as Bartolo Colon will take on Joel Pineiro.


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