Saturday, September 21, 2013
Nova Tosses a Gem
The offense certainly backed Nova as they scored six runs. Five of the runs were scored off starter Ryan Vogelsong. Three of the runs were scored in the third when the Yankees played ABC baseball on a sac fly, a ground ball and a single by Cano with a runner on third with two outs in the inning to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. In the next inning Eduardo Nunez showed his power stroke as he hit a two-run shot to left field which gave the Yankees a 5-0 lead. The score would hold until the sixth when Alfonso Soriano led off the inning with a home run of his own, swinging at the first pitch. Soriano's thumb looks like it is improving with his recent power surge. Soriano now has 34 homers on the year and 17th with the Yankees. Soriano had the same number of homers in 93 games with the Cubs. It has taken him 52 games to get as many home runs with the Yankees. He also has one less RBI with New York as he did with Chicago.
Tomorrow should be a special day for the Yankees as they will honor Mariano Rivera with a special ceremony at 12:15. It will also be Andy Pettitte's final regular season home start and you can bet that he will be honored along with Rivera. I will be at the game tomorrow, so I'm hoping that I can remember watching Pettitte's last home start with a win and save by Mariano Rivera.