Sabathia said he likes to pitch in the heat. It showed last night as he was hitting 99 on the radar gun. The big man was wonderful through 8 innings then gave up a couple of singles and was taken out after 8 and 2/3rds of solid pitching. Robertson almost spit the bit, as when he came in he allowed a double upon coming in which allowed Sabathia’s two runners to score. He did not get the job done last night, and I think I personally would have let Sabathia try to finish it out. I know it was hot, be he was one out away and had only 110 pitches (which isn’t quite Sabathia’s limit).
They talked a lot about Granderson’s new swing, but I really didn’t see that big of a difference (certainly not the same amount of change as say Swisher’s new swing). Regardless, Granderson got 2 hits last night so if he wants to chalk it up to a new stance that’s fine with me.
Speaking of Swisher, he continued his quest for a .300 season last night with 3 hits. I think he’s found a home in the 2 hole of this lineup. To think, this guy was on the bench in the beginning of last year.
Don’t look now but our washed up short stop is 33 for his last 102 with 8 XBH and and 8 multi-hit games (all while getting on base at a .378 clip). Man he stinks, bring up Nunez already.