Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Yankees salvage the final game in Seattle

The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners by the score of 7-1 on Sunday afternoon.  They needed a game like this after two heart breaking losses Friday and Saturday nights.  The Yankees had a chance to win all three games in Seattle and should of won at least two but they only ended up getting the one victory.  They head to Oakland now to take on the Athletics a team that is rolling right now winning four games in a row for the first time this season.  The Yankees will see more good pitching but like Michael Pineda and Felix Hernandez, the ironic thing is the Yankees didn't do so bad against them, they just couldn't hit the bullpen of Seattle. 

Nick Swisher hit a homerun in this game and also drew a walk.  It looks like he may be starting to come out of it.  Eduardo Nunez had his first career triple and didn't make a throwing error.  Derek Jeter is only 20 hits away from 3000 now.  He should be able to get it on the next homestand.  He still has these six games to go on the West Coast so we will see how he does in those and then a homestand to see if he can get it done. 

C.C. Sabathia pitched like the ace that he is, the Yankees offense helped him like they usually do but he still went eight innings and was really only in trouble in the fifth inning and he turned a 1-2-3 double play on Ichiro Suzuki to end the inning.  Sabathia was pumped up on that one, he pumped his fist as he left the field.  It was 7-0 Yankees at the time but the Mariners had the bases loaded with one out and could of jumped right back in the game. 

In Sabathia last eight starts the Yankees have averaged more then eight runs per game.  Sabathia said he has noticed it.  Andruw Jones had the big hit of the game with a three run double with two outs in the third inning.  It made a 2-0 game 5-0 and send the Yankees cruising to victory.  Sabathia leads the majors in wins since his debut in 2001.  In his past three starts Sabathia has pitched 25 innings and he has an ERA of 1.80, the Yankees have won all three of those starts.  Sabathia truly is an ace, he gives the Yankees everything he has and he pitches deep into games especially when they need it the most like todya. 

Teixeira has a six game hitting streak and five game RBI streak.  In his past ten games he is hitting 262 with six homeruns and 13 RBI.  Lance Pendleton pitched another scoreless inning, every reliever has appeared in the three game series.  Pendleton still hasn't been charged with a run in his brief major league career. 

Phil Hughes update:He threw a 30 pitch bullpen on Sunday morning and felt good.  He did mix in his changeup and curveball.  The first 20 were all fastballs, then he mixed up the last ten.  Hughes said no problems and no pain, he is scheduled to take a couple of days off and throw another bullpen on Wednesday.  Hughes said he thinks he could throw BP this coming weekend in Anaheim. 

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