CC Stops Skid, Leads Yanks To 4-1 WinPosted: July 16, 2011
The combination of CC Sabathia starting and Sergio Mitre not coming into pitch helped the Yankees win this one. To the first win of the second half and many more to come. Let’s recap:
- Sabathia played the role of stopper today shutting down the Blue Jays offense after they had scored a combined 23 runs in the first two games. He did allow one run in the first of course off the bat of Yunel Escobar. After that though, he held them to two walks and two hits over seven scoreless frames. Thank you, CC.
- The Bombers did get some early runs on the board. Nick Swisher hit a one-out double to start the second followed by an Andruw Jones RBI single. After a Brett Gardner double, Jones scored on an Eduardo Nunez ground out.
- In the third, Curtis Granderson walked and and he eventually scored when Robinson Cano was on first with two outs took off on a ball in the dirt. JP Arencibia threw down and which allowed Grandy to come home. In the next inning, Gardy scored on a Derek Jeter infield song. That’s when I knew the Yanks were gonna win this one.
- Eduardo Nunez made his twelfth error of the season on a bad throw on a routine play. It’s just getting ridiculous. He’s lucky CC got a ground ball double play from the next hitter because that could have really hurt the team, especially since it was the lead off hitter of the inning. They should really give Brandon Laird a look, something I argued for this morning.
- Mariano Rivera nailed down his 23rd save of the season despite allowing the tying run to come to the plate. He struck out two, but had to throw 28 pitches which means he’ll be unavailable tomorrow.
These two will play one last game as the Yanks will try to get a split tomorrow afternoon.