Daily Archives: September 18, 2011
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Chris Dickerson LF
Ramiro Pena SS
Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.71) vs. Brandon Morrow (9-11, 5.23)
Looking at Morrow’s numbers, they are very similar to those of A.J. Burnett who is making 16 million this year. Morrow…2.3 million. Yeah, it’s that bad.
Enjoy the game.
|Rodriguez, Al, 3B||4||1||2||3||0||0||2||.287|
|a-Chavez, Er, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.271|
|Soriano, R(H, 22)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3||0||3.82|
|Rivera, Ma(S, 42)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.02|
- And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez:
TORONTO — As far as personal satisfaction goes, the Yankees’ 7-6 win over the Blue Jays did a number. Alex Rodriguez proved he can hit for power with an ailing thumb and a new bat grip, Curtis Granderson reached 40 home runs for the first time in his career and, most prominently, Mariano Rivera notched his 601st save, tying him with Trevor Hoffman for the all-time lead.
But the Yankees were just happy to get out of Rogers Centre on Saturday with a victory. With the Red Sox’s 4-3 loss to the Rays on Saturday, the Yanks’ magic number to clinch a postseason berth is four, and their magic number to clinch the American League East title is eight.
“Mo’s great,” A-Rod said. “Today was a big save, but also a big ‘W’ that we needed.”
The Yankees overcame a rough start by Bartolo Colon and a baserunning blunder that could’ve been a difference-maker with a three-run homer by A-Rod and a two-run shot by Granderson.