A-Rod’s Slam powers Yankees past Braves in 6-4 win
Coming into the 8th inning of tonight’s game, the Yankees were trailing 4-0. CC Sabathia was taken out of the game when Russell Martin pinch hit for him and flied out to the warning track. After the Derek Jeter single, the Curtis Granderson single and the Mark Teixeira walk, in came Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez only needed one more home run to tie Lou Gehrig for most grand slams in franchise history. He just needed to get one ball out of the park and now squander the Yankees chances. A full count later, Alex Rodriguez’s baseball landed right into seats for a grand slam.
The Yankees tacked on 4 runs vs. Johnny Venters which was enough to propel the Yankees over the Braves 6-4. Mike Minor had kept the Yankees off balance all night long, only allowing 1 run in 7 2/3 innings pitched. This was Minor’s first good outing since May when he was allowing opponents a .357 average against him.
CC Sabathia wasn’t bad but he wasn’t at his best during tonight’s start. He had he Yankees play catch up right from the first inning when he allowed 3 runs in the first inning and one more run in the 7th. CC’s final line was 7 innings pitched, 4 runs, 10 hits, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Imagine if the Yankees had lost 4-0. We wouldn’t say that CC had an okay outing then.
The Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda tomorrow in order for the Yankees to have a chance to sweep their second interleague series (they swept the Mets over the weekend). The National League shouldn’t be a problem for Hiroki since he has done it before with the Dodgers. The Yankees will face Tim Hudson who they know from his days with the Oakland Athletics. First pitch is at 7:10pm.
Posted on June 13, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, hiroki kuroda, Mark Teixeira, Mike Minor, New York Yankees, Rafael Soriano. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.