Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CC On Cruise Control As Yanks Hammer The O's

I didn't see the game tonight (stupid FIOS) but I am very pleased with the box score. I was following along by watching the MLB Network. I love their nightly coverage of baseball. You really can't beat it. Anyway, as the game progressed, I couldn't help but think about the closing of my last post:

I'm a little worried that the offense will go missing because they're facing someone they've never faced before, and they often struggle when that happens. Good news is CC Sabathia is on the mound for the Yanks. If there is anyone that can keep a struggling offense in a game it's CC. CC was awesome in his last 2 starts, winning both games, and allowing only 2 ERs in 17 innings. He pitched a CG SHO 2 starts ago against this same Orioles team. I'm expecting him to continue his hot streak.

For the most part, I pretty much nailed it. With the exception of A-Rod's 1st inning HR (4 straight games baby!), Bergesen pretty much shut the Yankees offense down. And what did CC do? He just pitched another gem. 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 7 Ks. Again, I didn't see the game so I'm not sure how sharp he looked, but going by that line, he must have had another great outing (3 straight games baby!). I just looked at the game log. He allowed hits to the 1st 2 batters he faced and then was pretty much perfect. CC = awesome! 3 games, 24 IPs, 12 hits, 3 ER, a 1.13 ERA. Yeah. That's awesome.

That makes 7 straight for the Yanks. The Red Sox beat the Jays and the Yanks are now only 2 back in the loss column. The Jays are finally getting into some stiff competition and they're going to fade. Teixeira is hitting. A-Rod is back. Bruney is back. A healthy Wang should make a start this week. Posada is on the mend. Things are going very well right now. They're only going to get better.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



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