Let the Good Times Roll: CC dominates M's

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yankees 11 15 0
Mariners 1 3 0

WP: Sabathia (13-7)
LP: Snell (2-9)

PLAYERS OF THE GAME: CC Sabathia and Hideki Matsui. The Hefty Lefty goes 8 innings in his second-straight dominating performance. He allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and 1 run while picking up his 13th win. Godzilla provided all the offense Sabathia needed by going 4-5 with 5 RBIs and 2 home runs.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Derek Jeter's home run to deep left-center field in the 3rd inning. The Captain showed there that he can hit home runs some place other then right field in Yankee Stadium.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: When the Yankees team plane landed in Seattle. The only chance the Mariners had in this game was the Yankees not showing up.


  • CC set a new season high with 10 strikeouts in tonight's game as he won his fifth game in his last six starts. CC is 3-0 in August, averaging just under 9 K's, and 2 runs per start.
  • The 1-4 hitters (Jeter, Damon, Tex, Matsui): 10 hits, 7 RBIs, 10 runs scored. That's pretty damn good.
  • A-Rod's off-day today was scheduled, but it was probably a good idea anyway considering the soreness that's probably there after getting plunked yesterday. Jeter was able to get a couple of innings off when the game got out of reach.
  • Brian Bruney may finally be coming around (knock on wood). His August stats: 5.2 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 ER, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Considering he gave up 7 earned runs in 5.1 innings in July, he seems to have bounced back in August.
  • The Tigers beat Boston today, so the Yankees are 6.5 games ahead in the Al East once again. With a lead this big, they don't really need to scoreboard watch because the Yanks control their own destiny. They can go 30 games over .500 with a win tomorrow (aka tonight). If they finish the season 30 games over, that's a 95-65 record, probably enough to make the playoffs.
  • Despite the fact that the Yankees scored 11 runs today, this game was a very manageable 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Yankees at Mariners, 10:05 PM
Pettitte vs Rowland-Smith



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