CC Pitches Yanks into First

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mets 0 4 9
4 9 0

CC Sabathia (8-3)
LP: Johan Santana (5-4)

We're back from a blistering hot and then rainy day in the Bronx, here's the recap.

Player of the Game: They're both the reason the Yankees won this game so I'm giving it to both CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.

Sabathia- He's finally pitching like an ace. Today's 8 innings, 4 hit, shutout performance against Johan Santana gives him his fourth straight win.

Tex- After seeing his 5-strikeout performance (apparently called either the Olympic Rings or the Platinum Sombrero) in Toronto, he struck out in his first at-bat. So after seeing 6 consecutive Mark Teixeira strikeouts in person, we were slightly extremely concerned when he came to the plate with the bases loaded, but he proved us wrong with a Grand Slam Tex Message that just made it over the left field wall.

Play of the Game: Brett Gardner made a nice catch going back to the wall, that I of course missed going to get a bottle of water, but it looked good on the replay.

Turning Point of the Game: Pretty obvious Tex's Grand Slam was the turning point, as it was all the offense the Yankees could provide, and all the support CC needed.


  • CC's month of June: 28 IP, 8 ER, 2.57 ERA, 28 K, and most importantly (4-0)
  • I'm not sure why, but A-Rod looked a step or two slow in the field today. There were a few balls hit to his left that he took one step towards and then let go by into the outfield, so that might be something to watch.
  • Jeter went 2-4 the day after sitting out with a sore heel, and legged out an infield hit, so hopefully all is good there.
  • On the way to the game, we found out that a "prime-time Emmy award winning TV show" would be filming a segment at 12:30. It turned out to be Extreme Makeover: Home Edition "surprising" a family. I put surprising in quotes because they were sitting in the front row, but I guess I'll have to see the show to find out what they told them they got the tickets for.
  • Thanks to the Florida Marlins 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees have taken over sole possession of first place in the AL East.
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