Game 32: Every once in a while.

The title of this entry alludes to how often you can expect the Yankees to score 12 runs in one game.  We’ve been having trouble scoring runs lately as you know, so seeing such a wealth of runs in one game is a little off-putting.  Especially since we started out the game losing 4-0.  So it was one of those “hey, we suddenly found out what these huge pieces of wood are supposed to do!”

CC didn’t have the best outing this afternoon, but it was enough.  His final line was 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K.  So he clearly didn’t have his most dominating stuff.  The four errors his defense coughed up certainly didn’t aid things.  The bullpen was much better though, pitching three innings and giving up 0 ER and 3 H.  Thankfully we didn’t have see Mo in this game, although getting him even closer to the all-time saves record wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.

After the crappy start to the game, it was nice to see the Yankees’ bats finally figure out what the hell they’re being paid to do.  We didn’t start scoring until the 3rd inning, and then we scored another two runs in the 5th inning, and then two runs again in the 7th inning……then 6 in the 8th.  Those six runs were sorely needed because by then, the Rangers had crept back to within one run, and our lead was only 6-5 instead of 6-4.  We had a couple of really big hitters this afternoon; Derek went 4-6 with 3 RBI (who is now 41 hits away from 3,000), Grandy went 3-4 with 3 RBI, Mark went 2-5 with 2 RBI, Gardy went 3-5, and Frankie Cervelli went 1-4 with 4 RBI.  We also got an RBI from Alex, who went 1-4.  So all in all, lots of offense from lots of people.  Which helps you win games.  Now can we please do this more than just once every few weeks?

Stars of the Game™

The offense!  Nice job, fellas.

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Just seeing Gazoo’s face after that slam was worth the price of admission. Thus far he is 7-14 with 22rbis in bases loaded situations. The top of the lineup was very productive with El Capitan hitting two dingers and getting four hits. Grandy hit his 11th to lead the club, and Tex rounded out the scoring with a two run tater.

Fortunately, the BP pulled through this time. It has been a big problem this year aside from Rivera and sometimes Chamberlain. Before today, Joba had an ERA of 3.60, but his WHIP was less than 1, so I was not too worried. However, Robertson, Soriano and Logan -combined- looked like this:
33.2IP 36H 16ER 20BB 29K. 4.29ERA 1.66WHIP.
Robertson may have an ERA of 1.46, but his 1.54 WHIP means he is allowing a lot of base runners and it could prove a problem if he has to enter with runners already on base.

With an already shaky starting rotation and seeing Phil Hughes suffer from a “dead arm”, there is little margin for error. I am hoping that Gardner and Posada come around really soon as well.

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//Just seeing Gazoo’s face after that slam was worth the price of admission. Thus far he is 7-14 with 22rbis in bases loaded situations. //

That means the next time we have the bases jacked, we need Gazoo to get in the game and pronto.

//Fortunately, the BP pulled through this time. It has been a big problem this year aside from Rivera and sometimes Chamberlain.//

We’ve gotten lucky that we haven’t really needed to lean too heavily on our bullpen, because our rotation has been stable enough. I’m not worried for the rest of the season re: the bullpen. I think it’ll be fine. I’m more interested in weather the offense will start to pick back up or not.

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