Yanks Win 7-2, Complete Sweep Of ChiSoxPosted: August 5, 2011
There’s nothing like going on the road and totally dominating a team on their on turf. Well, that’s exactly what the Yankees did this week against the White Sox and they completed the sweep. Let’s recap the 7-2 win:
- How about this Ivan Nova dude, huh? The supposed number six starter turned in the best performance of his young career. He allowed one run on six hits while walking none and striking out ten in 7.2 innings. He was pounding the strike zone with a mid-90’s fastball and had a nasty slider to go with it. It looks like someone learned a thing or two from his trip to Scranton and you can tell that Nova doesn’t want to go back down there.
- The Yankee offense took care of the rest. Robinson Cano hit a line drive solo homer in the second to get the scoring going. But then Phillip Humber shut down the Bomber offense until the sixth when Brett Gardner scored on a Curtis Granderson ground out. It was pretty bizarre actually because Chicago had the infield in.
- There’s nothing better than insurance runs though and they got two in the seventh. One came on a Jorge Posada RBI single and Russell Martin hit a sac fly to make it 4-1.
- In the top of the ninth, Russell Martin hit a three-run bomb to left center so that using Mariano Rivera was unnecessary.
- David Robertson got the last out of the eighth before handing the ball to Hector Noesi. I still don’t understand why he is on this team to pitch in situations like this. Anyway, he actually allowed a homer to Adam Dunn before nailing down the win. I was actually happy for Dunn because he’s just been having a tough year.
I love sweeps. But now the Yankees have bigger fish to fry. They head to Fenway Park for a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox. The Sox and Yanks are tied for first place in the American League East so the stage is set for a very exciting weekend.