• July 18th vs. The Tigers

    Posted by on July 18th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    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?

    Comments on July 18th vs. The Tigers

    1. MJ
      July 18th, 2009 | 10:10 pm

      I didn’t watch this game (was out all day) but saw the final score. I don’t care if it was luck, I don’t care if it was park-assisted, I don’t care if the Yanks aren’t as good as the Angels in 1-run games. All I care about is that our ace pitched his ass off (at least according to the box score) and the Yanks won the game. As long as the Yanks win, nothing else really matters.

    2. YankCrank
      July 18th, 2009 | 10:47 pm

      No mention of Derek’s play in the 9th? My god, I swear Derek was 24 again with his snag in the SS/3B hole, jump and throw move. Loved it!

    3. Raf
      July 19th, 2009 | 12:24 am

      Best part is, the Sox lost, so it’s a game gained in the standings

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