Saturday, September 21, 2013
A-Rod's Historic Slam Leads Yankees Past Giants
CC Sabathia pitched very well, granted it was against a weak hitting lineup. The lefty went seven strong innings, allowing only one run on seven hits and three walks. Sabathia allowed too many men to reach base in his start, but I'll take that over the alternative CC Sabathia start in 2013. As long as the runners don't score Sabathia will always remain the Yankees strongest pitcher because of what he has done in the past.
With every game a "must-win" the Yankees will send Ivan Nova to the mound tomorrow afternoon against the weak hitting Giants. Ryan Vogelsong, who has struggled this year will get the ball against the Yankees. The Giants are trying to play the role of "spoiler" to the best of their abilities but it did not detour the Yankees from winning the first game of the series. The Yankees must sweep if they want to remain in the postseason conversation. Making it in would be a great way to thank Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. I wouldn't want to waste those two weapons in the postseason given their career numbers when the calendar flips to October.