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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Slugging their way to a Win
The Yankee offense woke up tonight against the young lefty, Crosby. Granderson hit a grand slam in the third that put the Yankees in front at the time. They would end up winning the game 9-4 with another home run by Alex Rodriguez and an RBI double by Andruw Jones. They went 3-8 with runners in scoring position and finally hit with the bases loaded. The offense scattered their runs tonight and made all the opposing pitchers work hard. There were times where the Detroit offense threatened with base runners but stranded most of them.
CC Sabathia worked hard tonight to get the win. He pitched seven innings and allowed three runs. His pitch count was very high in the third and fourth innings, but he managed to get quick innings afterward that could level out his pitch count. Clay Rapada loaded the bases in the ninth and that forced Soriano into the game who would make Miguel Cabrera ground into a game ending double play.
As a side note, congratulations to Johan Santana and the New York Mets on their first ever no-hitter. It makes me feel good to see the Mets proving people, including myself, wrong.