Today, for the 29th time in his major league career, CC Sabathia threw 7 (or more) innings while not allowing a run. (Well, today, it was seven innings on the nose. But, it’s still all good.)
And, also for the Yankees today, Alex Rodriguez hit a Lonn Trost aided solo-homerun.
Lastly, thanks to Robinson Cano having a Wee Willie Keeler moment, and hitting one where they weren’t, followed by a sliced Texas Leaguer hit off the bat of Nick Swisher that went for a double, followed by a bang-bang, Swisher base-running screen assisted, infield hit for Melky Cabrera, the Yankees were able to plate another run (to add to that one run from the A-Rod homer).
And, that all was good enough for a 2-1 win in this contest.
Close one, eh? But, much better to come out on the winning end of one like this – much, much, better – than to come out on the short end with a loss.
With this one, the Yankees are now 13-11 in one-run games, to date, this season. Sure, it would be nice to see them have a record like the Angels in one-run games (where they are 16-9). But, hey, it could be worse, right?