Monday, May 9, 2011

Yankees win series in Texas

The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon by the score of 12-5.  It was much closer then the score would indicate, the Yankees broke open the game in the eighth inning.  The Yankees did not play a particularly good game,  C.C. Sabathia was not at his best and they made four errors.  Alex Rodriguez had a throwing error and also a mental error later in the game.  Brett Gardner had two errors and Sabathia had one himself.  The offense carried them in this game as they woke up from their slumber.  The Yankees hit five homeruns two from team captain Derek Jeter. 

Jeter has been the talk of the town lately for slumping and showing no power.  I think just about everyone was writing him off and today he had four hits and his batting average rose to a respectable 276.  He is batting 13 points higher then Alex Rodriguez.  I think Jeter is getting old and he looked really bad at the beginning of the year but it is a long season. 

Curtis Granderson continues to hit well this year and ever since August of last year.  Granderson had a homerun in this game and leads the major leagues with 11 on the season.  August is when he and Kevin Long the hitting coach changed his swing and it has worked out very well for them.  It is funny how last season everyone was talking about Detroit getting the better end of the deal, I don't know if that is the case anymore. 

The Yankees got 6+ innings out of Sabathia and turned it over to Joba Chamberlain and Rafael Soriano who had scoreless innings before Lance Pendleton finished the game in front of plenty of friends and family.  Sabathia didn't have his best stuff but got his third win of the year.  In the beginning of the season he wasn't getting wins and he was pitching great so now his teammates are picking him up. 

The Yankees have Monday off and will pay the Kansas City Royals three games beginning on Tuesday night.  They will play the Boston Red Sox three games after that in a weekend series.  The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the hill on Tuesday night. 

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