Saturday, June 25, 2011

Yankees defeat the Rockies behind a dominant Sabathia

The New York Yankees defeated the Colorado Rockies on Saturday afternoon by the score of 8-3. Sabathia started the game for the Yankees and was simply dominating. The Yankees offense also went to work with just about everyone involved. Robinson Cano was the only player without a hit. The only homerun of the game for the Yankees came from Mark Teixeira but they hit four doubles. The doubles came from Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher.
Sabathia pitched eight innings giving up seven hits and one run. He walked one and struck out a season high nine batters. Sabathia became the first major league pitcher this season to record 10 wins. He is 10-4 with a 3.25 ERA. Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs. He walked two and struck out one.

Posada led the offense with three hits and he had an RBI. Brett Gardner had a hit and two walks, Curtis Granderson had two hits and an RBI and Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and a walk. Alex Rodriguez had two hits, three RBI and a walk, Swisher had two hits and an RBI and Eduardo Nunez had a hit. Francisco Cervelli had two hits. The Yankees were 5-14 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. Gardner had a stolen base which was his 15th of the season. The Teixeria homerun was his 22nd of the season.

The teams have split the first two games of this series and will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. The game is at 2:05PM as it is Old Timers Day. The ceremonies begin at 11:30AM for that and it is always a special day. There are over 50 former Yankees expected to attend. Joe Torre, Bernie Williams and Lou Piniella are making their first appearances. Torre will be making his first appearance since managing his last game as a Yankee in 2007. The Yankees are also back in sole possession of first place after the Boston Red Sox lost their fourth in a row on Saturday night

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