Saturday, June 22, 2013
A Slumping Wells is the Hero
CC Sabathia pitched a great game aside from making one mistake to Wil Myers which ended up off Gardner's glove and bounced into the seats into the short porch for his first career home run, a grand slam to give the Rays a 5-3 lead. The Yankees were 0-3 with three strikeouts with the bases loaded before Wells doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs. Sabathia qualified for the win after the Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Sabathia deserved better than what he was handed on the Myers grand slam. The ball was inches away from being caught by Gardner to end the inning and hold the Rays to one run. After the Yankees rally in the seventh, David Robertson pitched an impressive eighth inning and Rivera notched his 26th save of his farewell season. Having Mariano Rivera is beautiful, and watching him pitch is truly an honor as a fan of baseball in general.
The Yankees have at least a split of the four game set versus the Rays as they head into the final game tomorrow afternoon. The Yankees have done well on Old Timers Day and will look to close the series out with a win against the Rays following all the festivities.