• August 28th vs. The White Sox

    Posted by on August 28th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    This one would have been a tough one to lose…just because Sabathia pitched a great game…and because the Yankees have split their last ten games before this one.

    Sure, New York can play .500 for the rest of the season and still finish with 96 wins this year.

    But, of course, if New York had lost this game, that would have sliced their lead in the A.L. East down to five games…since Boston won today and has now won 8 of their last 11 games. And, while being up five with 32 to go is a nice cushion…six games is even sweeter.

    Good job by the Yankees pen in this one…although…personally…I expected Brian Bruney to blow it when I heard he was coming in to pitch…and thought it even more when he fell behind A.J. Pierzynski. 3-2, after starting him off with two strikes…

    …always nice to be wrong in these situations!

    Comments on August 28th vs. The White Sox

    1. MJ
      August 29th, 2009 | 12:53 am

      The thing I like about the 2009 Yanks is that it seems like yesterday’s goat is always today’s hero.

      Robbie Cano had a couple of blunders in Thursday’s series finale against Texas, getting picked off first base in one case and making a somewhat inartful attempt to field and throw on an infield single…and that doesn’t even cover his bad day at the plate with runners on base.

      So what does he do tonight? He wins the game for the Yanks on a night when they really needed a win. ‘Atta boy Robbie!

    2. Corey
      August 29th, 2009 | 10:40 am

      While Randy Williams might not qualify as a tough lefty, I have to ask, Steve. Do you still consider pinch hitting hairston for him during the playoffs against a tough lefty? Or do you need to see more before you change your mind?

    3. August 29th, 2009 | 11:23 am

      Against a really, really, really tough lefty…with RISP, late in a must win or die post-season game, yes, I would still CONSIDER it Corey – stress consider…which is what I said in the first place, IIRC.

    4. Corey
      August 29th, 2009 | 11:42 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      you did, i also said consider…was just curious

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