Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yanks Win A Squeaker Over The Tigers

Let me preface this post by saying I slept through most of the game. Well maybe not most, just the middle innings. 2 kids will do that to you. I saw enough though to know that CC wasn't at his best, yet he somehow found a way to battle through 7 scoreless innings. It seemed like CC was constantly flirting with disaster but always escaped unscathed with some key double plays, pop ups, and strikeouts. He got the outs when he needed to, and that's what good pitchers do.

CC allowed 9 baserunners and kept them all from scoring. You could make a case that the Tigers offense came up lame when it counted, but their offense is nothing to slouch at. OK, who am I kidding? The Tigers offense is a little below average. They should be doing better than they are, but they're not and CC took advantage. Not every team will let CC off the hook like the Tigers did. Those are the games you hope the offense picks up up. Thankfully they didn't need it today.

A-Rod now has 18 HRs on the season and he trails Carlos Pena by 6 HRs. It was Alex's 4th in his last 5 games. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he ends up with the most HRs in the AL. I'm going to call it now. He will.

So the Yanks have won this series and look for the sweep tomorrow. It should be another interesting game. Edwin Jackson goes for the Tigers and he always seems to have the Yankees' number. Joba goes for the hometown Bombers and the question is which Joba will show up? JC has been having a rough go of things lately, managing only 13.1 IP in his last 3 starts, allowing 27 hits, 5 walks, and 16 runs, 10 of which were earned. Joba's stock is falling. He needs to bounce back. The good news is that the Yankees win the majority of Joba's starts. The Yanks are 11-6 in games Joba has started. It should be a good game. And it's Old Timer's Day to boot. All I can say about that is, Moooooooooooooooooooose!

Peace, love and Pinstripes,