The Yankees stayed alive until at least Friday with their 7-2 win over the Rangers. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to watch the first five innings as work and the evening commute interfered with my enjoyment of the first half of the game.
Based only on the boxscore, however, I see that the Yankees still failed to drive in runs with men on base, going 2-for-11 with RISP and extending their ALCS RISP futility to a woeful 8-for-50. Beyond that, Sabathia labored through 112 pitches in six innings of work. He pitched well enough to win (6 11 2 2 0 7) but still wasn’t his old dominant self.
The series continues in Texas with a rematch of Game 2 starters Phil Hughes vs. Colby Lewis. Hopefully Hughes is able to better contain the Rangers offense this time around.