Sunday, May 27, 2012

Teixeira Shows Muscle

Saturday's game against Oakland was dominated by Mark Teixeira. Cano had a few hits and a home run, but Teixeira had a day that I have not seen from him since last season. He went 4-5 with two home runs and 5 RBI. If this game doesn't snap Teixeira out of his funk, there is something else seriously wrong with Tex. He had a day for the ages and for the first, maybe second, time this year he can put his feet up on the couch after the game knowing that he made a difference in the game. Cano continues looking like his old self with another home run and a double. I may have been wrong about A-Rod having a big day, as he went 0-3. However, he did get on base via walk and drove in a run with a sac fly to right.

CC Sabathia's control and location were not there today. He used too many pitches to get batters out and put many runners on base. CC always manages to get out of those jams though. He ended up going 7 innings and allowing only two runs, one of which came on a home run by Josh Reddick who continues his power surge. Cody Eppley and Cory Wade pitched two scoreless frames behind CC to give Sabathia his sixth win of the season.

The Yankees are beginning to look like a formidable team. Their hitting has become better and their pitching continues to improve from start to start. Tomorrow, the Yankees are going for a series sweep and will send out Hiroki Kuroda to face rookie Tommy Milone. Kuroda should fare well a pitcher friendly ballpark and a light hitting team. He needs to improve on his 3-6 record and pitching in Oakland will increase his chances of doing so.

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