July 1, 2010

A-Rod’s homer backs CC to avoid sweep

CC Sabathia almost completed a shutout in response to Felix Hernandez’s shutout yesterday, but then almost lost the shutout and the win in the eighth inning.

Luckily, after Sabathia allowed two runs to make it a tie game, Alex Rodriguez came to the rescue in the home half with a two-run shot. It allowed for Sabathia to earn his sixth straight win and for Mariano Rivera to finally get some busy work (that’s really what it is these days) in a 4-2 win.

Best of All: Sabathia NEEDED to be the ace today after the Yankees went down quietly against Seattle’s two aces. And CC was just that, an ace. He improved to 10-3 with the win, giving him an All-Star-looking record (if you know what I mean).

Worst of All: The bottom four in the order combined to go 0-for-11. Jorge Posada walked twice, but that was it. Yikes.

Coming Up: The Yankees continue their last homestand before the break with a weekend set against Toronto, starting tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Don’t forget to follow my tweets @lenNYsYankees.

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