Yankees 8 Rangers 6

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Rangers 6 11 1
Yankees 8 10 1

WP: David Robertson (3-0)
LP: C.J. Wilson (3-3)
S: Mariano Rivera (12)

PLAYER(S) OF THE GAME: Well, we could not decide on just one, so we are giving it to both Mark Teixeira and Melky Cabrera. Teixeira went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's. Cabrera went 1-4 with the game-winning 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th. Both players delivered the clutch hits when the team needed them and helped secure another Yankee victory.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Melky Cabrera's 2-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Tied at 6-6, Cabrera is proving that he is Mr. Clutch once again as he delivers to put the Yanks ahead 8-6 to win the game.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: Mark Teixeira's bases clearing double in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Yankees were trailing 5-2 and were in dire need of a big hit, and Teixeira came through and tied the game up. It knocked McCarthy out of the game and after that you just got that feeling the Yankees were going to win this game.

Paul O'Neill: "You didn't break it down Michael."
Michael Kay: "That's what you're here for. You're the break-it-down guy. I'm the ball-one, ball-two guy."

Despite what the box score may say, Chein-Ming Wang did show some signs of improvement. He looked like the Wang of old during the first two innings but it seemed like he lost his confidence when he got into jams, and that cost him an early exit. He is still a work-in-progress and this Rangers lineup is no easy task. However, Wang's next start is scheduled is against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. If Wang gets into trouble and loses his confidence in his stuff against Boston at a hitter's park like Fenway, he could be in for more trouble. You have to wonder if Wang begins a trend where he cannot be relied on, if Hughes will permanently replace him in the rotation. But you need to give the guy his chances to pitch and get his pitch count and confidence up. You don't just win 19 games in the major leagues twice on pure luck.

Johnny Damon hit his 11th HR of the year to leadoff the game.
The Yankees remain tied in first as the Red Sox defeated the Tigers 6-3.

Yankees (32-21) vs Rays(27-28) 7:05 pm ET Yankee Stadium

CC Sabathia (5-3, 3.46) vs David Price (1-0, 3.00)

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