Daily Archives: June 17, 2012
The Yankees continued their outstanding play by completing their first undefeated week of the season. The Yankees went 6-0 behind their pitching and hitting. Russell Martin started it off on Sunday with a GW HR. Alex Rodriguez continued it with a huge grand slam on Wednesday that led the Yankees to a win that nobody saw coming. Also Curtis Granderson hit a HR in the 6th inning on Wednesday to put the Yankees ahead for good and Mark Texiera had a game winning double in the 14th inning yesterday. When you combine this clutch hitting with the pitching the Yankees have been getting from the rotation and the bullpen they are extremely tough to beat. The Yankees even won a game yesterday in which they didn’t hit a HR for the first time all year. It is also incredible that the Yankees have only not hit a HR in 13 games this season if you look at that stat the other way. The nominees for Week 10 Yankees Player of the Week are Curtis Granderson, Ivan Nova, Nick Swisher, and Rafael Soriano.
The Case For Granderson: .308, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 runs scored
The Case For Nova: W, 7.0 inn, 0 runs, 5 hits, 6 Ks
The Case For Swisher: .350, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored
The Case For Soriano: 3.0 inn, 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 Ks, 3 saves
Sorry I was only able to give just the stats this week but I am running short on time. The Week 10 Yankees Player of the Week is Curtis Granderson. There was no real standout this week so vote in the poll and discuss in the comments as it is very close.
Lineup vs. Nationals:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Andruw Jones RF
Chris Stewart C
Ivan Nova P
*Nick Swisher is not in the lineup after suffering a left quad contusion. He’s not available to pinch hit and hopes to be ready tomorrow.
*Russell Martin is not playing due to catching all 14 innings of yesterday’s game.
The Yankees were in a back and forth thriller with the Nationals all throughout the afternoon but in the end of the 4 hour game, the Yankees came out on top (and won their first game without hitting a HR).
The Nationals scored first off of starter Andy Pettitte when Jesus Flores doubled which sent home Michael Morse & Tyler Moore. The Yankees were able to get one of the runs back on an error that let Eric Chavez go to first and let Nick Swisher score. Swisher later left the game with a left calf contusion. The Yankees got their 2nd and 3rd runs during the 6th inning when Raul Ibanez plated Robinson Cano on an RBI ground out and when Eric Chavez doubled off the right field wall which plated Russell Martin.
The Yankees were in line to win in the 8th and Andy Pettitte was slated to get the win–until Cory Wade gave up a HR to Ian Desmond which had the Yankees in a back and forth battle with the Nationals until the 14th inning when Mark Teixeira hit a double which plated both Jason Nix & Derek Jeter. Rafael Soriano got the save and Freddy Garcia received the win.
Tomorrow Ivan Nova takes the mound for the Yankees as the Yanks (once again) tries to sweep the series. The Yankees have already swept the New York Mets & the Atlanta Braves.