• September 18th @ The Orioles

    Posted by on September 19th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    I think we can put the talk about not making the playoffs to rest now. The Yanks are the majors first 90 win ball club after the bludgeoning of the Baltimore Orioles last night.  Their magic number to make the playoffs is now at 7. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, let me put it another way.  If the Red Sox win every game from now until the end of the year (thus going 14-0), the Yankees would have to go 5-9 or worse to miss the playoffs. While not mathematically impossible, I’d call that a lock if I’ve ever seen one.

    As far as this game goes, I’d like to congratulate Carsten Sabathia on his first 20 game season. If not for Robert Andino, (this guy has gone Alex Rios on the Yankees the past few days), Sabathia’s line would look much better. But the ends justify the means, as Sabathia will take a 7 inning 3 run effort any day to secure the win.

    Offensively, everyone except Berkman in the Yanks top 5 turned in 2 hits (And Berkman hit the ball hard a few times). While you can’t get too excited about the beating the Yanks gave to Guthrie (it happens pretty often), it’s still nice to see the Yanks continue the momentum from Friday night.

    Gotta say, I’m glad Gardner’s wrist is coming around. He had a fantastic night last night, with a single, double, triple and a stolen base. The home run isn’t always going to be there in the playoffs, and it’s going to take this kind of play to win. I really hope the Yankees brass is paying attention, and do not bother with Carl Crawford next year. I like our outfield quite a bit as is.

    Comments on September 18th @ The Orioles

    1. Jim TreshFan
      September 19th, 2010 | 12:33 pm

      Now won’t Steve be pleased when he gets back! 😉

    2. Evan3457
      September 19th, 2010 | 1:20 pm

      Crawford is a luxury I wish the Yanks could afford, but with the presence of Gardner, they can’t. I like Crawford a lot, and dream about the defensive outfield of Crawford in left, Gardner in center, and Granderson in right. (Swisher to DH? Nah, gotta leave that open for the old-timers and Montero).

      Ah, well.

    3. The Sandman
      September 19th, 2010 | 9:24 pm

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      Now won’t Steve be pleased when he gets back!

      Something tells me Steve won’t be pleased – the guy never seems happy when it comes to the Yankees. Even to the point that he wants to diminish last year’s WS win.

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