Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Yanks win with B lineup
The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals from a rain soaked Yankee Stadium by the score of 8-2. The game was delayed nearly 2 hours and then only took about 2 1/2 to complete. Chad Gaudin got the start and was good, the Yankees are 7-0 in his starts so he has really given them something to think about for the postseason and for next year. Alfredo Aceves finished off the game. Gaudin gave up 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings. Aceves finished off the last 2 1/3 innings. The lineup had Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli, Shelly Duncan and Juan Miranda in it. Shelly Duncan had a rbi single, Francisco Cervelli had a couple of hits but the biggest one of all was Ramiro Pena hitting his first career homerun. The guys in the dugout gave him the silent treatment before jumping all over him, it was a great scene and you could tell how much they really like this kid. The Yankees have had a great year and a lot of the veterans have come up huge but a lot of the young kids have also stepped in and done a great job. Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli have so impressed the Yankees they probably have spots on the 25 man roster next season. It is really great to see when you have a mix of young and old and the team just keeps rolling along. Robinson Cano had a grand slam which is good for him because if he hits in the cluth in the playoffs that will be huge for this team. He and Melky Cabrera will be off today and you will see the rest of the guys back in there. A.J. Burnett makes his final start of the regular season hoping to keep his recent success going and carry a good frame of mind into the postseason.