Game 13: That got a little too close for comfort.

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I can appreciate that sometimes the Yankees like to make games close because they want to make sure the fans are still paying attention and haven’t dozed off.  I mean, I get that.  It would be nice however, if they didn’t always wait until the last couple innings to remedy that. 

Freddy Garcia made his first start with the Yankees this season, and did a very fine job, with a line of 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.  Certainly can’t complain when your starter gives you an outing like that.  Joba came in to pitch the 7th and was just as good, but then Soriano came in to pitch the 8th and got the yips.  He coughed up three runs on two hits, and nearly gave away our entire lead.  That’s no bueno.  Thankfully our offense picked him up and we were able to get those runs back, but still.  Mo came in for the 9th and picked up his 6th save of the season, which means he has only 37 to go until he holds the all-time saves record.  That’s another countdown I think we Yankees fans are going to have fun with this season. 

On the offensive side of things, Derek was hitless today, so he stays at 62 hits left until 3,000.  However Mark Teixeira wasn’t hitless today, and went 2-3 with 3 RBI.  Robbie Cano supplied our other two runs today, with a 2-run HR in the 8th to give us back our three-run lead.  Alex left the game with soreness in his lower back/obliques, and I hope it’s not serious.  Aside from Mark and Robbie, the only other two players to net any hits today were Swish (2-4) and Grandy (1-3).   I hope to see a little bit more in the way of offensive production tomorrow.

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1 Comment

Garcia pitched a great game by any standard. His fastball touches only in the upper 80s so he needed to literally throw junk. Fortunately, the Ranger batters were aggressive and hit the balls where the defense was.
Soriano is a bit of a mystery right now. He is either on or off, and the switch has been in the “off” position a couple of times now. With a shaky starting rotation, we cannot afford many off days from the bullpen.
The lack of small ball is rather disturbing. While the HRs are great, I would like to see the team put together more consistent hitting.
On another page, Brian Stow, the Giant fan that was beaten at the Dodgers game, has signs of brain damage and is in a medically induced coma. I truly hope the best for him and his family and also that the perps get everything they deserve under the law.

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