Well, well, well, look who decided to join the fantastic performance by a starter parade. None other than CC Sabathia who pitched a two-run, complete game against the Braves and helped the Yankees earn their tenth straight victory. It’s their first ten-game winning streak since May 1995.
Mark Teixeira hit his 12th home run of the season which was also the team’s 100th in 2012 and Robinson Cano tacked on another run with a dinger of his own in the bottom of the eighth.
Remember earlier today when I mentioned the Yankees’ issues with runners in scoring position? Yes, well they finished the night 3-7. A big contributor to that number was Derek Jeter who hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. He finished the night with three RBI and didn’t leave anyone on base.
Mike Minor who gave the Yankees fits last week in Atlanta, stymied the Yankees once again for four full innings tonight before the Yanks woke up and scored four earned runs off him in the fifth and sixth innings combined – three in the fifth and one in the sixth. It knocked him out of the game and the Yankees took a lead they wouldn’t give up.
Sabathia gave up two runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out ten batters. It was the Yankees second complete game of the season. Phil Hughes had the first one on June 3 against Detroit.
The Yankees will go for their eleventh win in a row tomorrow night when Hiroki Kuroda faces off against Tim Hudson.