Friday, April 16, 2010

Yankees win rain shortened Game

The New York Yankees won a rain shortened 6 inning game tonight. The final score was 5-1 and CC Sabathia was great again. He pitched 6 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits, 0 walks and 9 strikeouts. Joe Girardi and Francisco Cervelli who caught him again tonight thought he was even better this time out. Here is what Girardi had to say "That's about as good as we have seen him. 73 pitches and 58 strikes? It seemed like his first 10 or 12 pitches were all strike tonight. He was outstanding." He had a couple of hits given up in the first inning but other then that he breezed right through a powerful Texas lineup. He retired 11 straight at one point and struck out 6 straight at one point. Here is what Cervelli said "I think he pitched better today, he was throwing nasty pitches." Cervelli and him really have a good chemistry going together, CC says it is because they are constantly talking even when neither of them are playing in the game. Cervelli says that CC doesn't treat him like a rookie, more like a veteran catcher, he tells Cervelli just call your game and I will follow you. It really is great for a young rookie catcher to be catching outstanding games from the ace of the team, his confidence will only grow. He also contributed offensively with a rbi single and infield single. Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano became the first set of Yankees teammates to start off a season with 10 game hitting streaks, congratulations to them. Mark Teixeira continues to struggle but that is his track record in April and then by the end of the year his numbers are there. Marcus Thames continues to hit lefties and I think we have a platoon situation going on in left field. The two teams will meet in Game 2 of the 3 game series tomorrow afternoon with A.J. Burnett on the mound.

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