So THIS is what it feels like to have an ace?
Wow, CC Sabathia and his big time stuff! Very nice…
It has been quite awhile since the Yanks have had a true ace, and it is great. The Yanks were locked in a tight game at the Stadium last night against the Orioles until the Yankees broke the game open in the late innings.
CC gave up a first inning run to stake the O’s to an early 1-0 lead, but that was quickly erased in the bottom of the frame by an Alex Rodriguez two-run homer. Isn’t going out on a limb to say that the hip is not bothering A-Rod? If he keeps this up for a few more games, he’ll be challenging Donnie Baseball’s club record for consecutive games with a home run.
And of course, Mark Teixeira is no longer ‘The Ice Man Cometh’ as he has shown all he needed was A-Rod to cover his back in the lineup. Tex was responsible for helping break the game open in the 7th inning with a two-run homer, which was also included a bases loaded double by Derek Jeter and a few Oriole miscues.
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But it wasn’t needed as CC brought his A-game, and didn’t give up any more runs after the lone run in the first. Brian Bruney (what’s up with the bald head?) and Brett Tomko closed out the game in relief of CC to preserve his three-hit masterpiece.
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The Yankees’ winning streak now stands at 7 games. The Yanks remain in third place, one game behind the Boston Red Sox and 3 ½ behind the Toronto Blue Jays as both of those teams also won. Correction: The Red Sox won, beating the Jays. Thanks for catching the error in my ways, Julia! 😉
Phil Hughes is the starter tonight, and I suspect that this will be his last Yankee performance before another trip back to Scranton (regardless of how well he pitches tonight due to the impending return of Chien-Ming Wang).
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that the Los Angeles Dodgers may be on the schedule for a trip to the Bronx in 2010. I hope it comes true as it would be great to see Joe Torre make a farewell visit before he calls it a career…
Hey Julia, don’t worry about Jason Bay. He’ll be fine as a New York millionaire! You guys need to worry about replacing Big Papi. If Jason hasn’t re-signed with Boston yet, why can’t he sign with the Yankees in the off-season? It’s possible. The Yankees, more than likely, will let Johnny Damon walk at this point in his career. They need a top outfielder, and Matt Holliday, a potential free agent target, has struggled in the AL this year. So, why not Bay? It could happen…
Jason, while Julia is busy giving fruit baskets to Theo, this is for you…