This game had it all: good pitching, not so good pitching, good fielding, not so good fielding, dinky hits, long balls, lots of hits, lots of runs and thank goodness, the Yankees were able to come out on top.
CC Sabathia was given the responsibility to stop the bleeding and stall the losing streak at two games. He did just that.
The game itself wasn’t pretty and it became extremely scary for Yankee fans in the bottom half of the seventh inning.
- Austin Jackson singled to center
- Omar Infante struck out swinging
- Miguel Cabrera safe at first on third baseman Casey McGehee‘s fielding error, Jackson to third
- Prince Fielder grounded out to first, Jackson scored, Cabrera to second
- David Robertson relieved CC Sabathia
- Delmon Young singled to second, Cabrera to third
- Andy Dirks pinch hit for Jeff Bake
- Dirks singled to left, Cabrera scored, Young to third
- Brennan Boesch singled to third, Young scored, Dirks to second
- Alex Avila hit for Gerald Laird
- Avila singled to shallow left, Dirks scored, Boesch to second
- Ramon Santiago grounded out to second
By the time the inning was finally over it was 8-7. The Yankees were precariously clinging to a one run lead with two full innings left.
Luckily for the Yankees, their former teammate Phil Coke decided to help them out by allowing two runs in the top of the eighth to extend the Yankees lead to 10-7.
Robertson stayed in the game to pitch the bottom of the eighth and gave up a solo shot Omar Infante to cute the Yankee lead to 10-8. After getting Cabrera to fly out, Robertson was replaced by Boone Logan who got Fielder to ground out to end any chance of any more scoring.
Thankfully the Yankees weren’t done scoring. After Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter both singled, Brayan Villareal balked which scored Nix from third. Nick Swisher walked and Robinson Cano followed that up with a single of his own to score Jeter.
Mercifully, Rafael Soriano came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning to end the game.
The Yankees escaped with a win, CC earned his 12th win of the season and they now have a chance to split the series tomorrow afternoon.
- CC’s line: 6.2IP, 8H, 5R, 3ER, 1BB, 7K and he didn’t give up a home run
- Curtis Granderson belted his 30th home run of the season and finished 2-3 with four RBI on the night.
- From YES research: This is the fourth time this season all nine starters got a hit. First time this season they had 10 different players get a hit.
(Post was syndicated from The Yankee Analysts)