July 27, 2010

Yankees silenced by Tomlin in MLB debut

Four of the last five starters making their major league debuts against the Yankees had earned wins prior to tonight. Josh Tomlin rode that trend to seven innings of one-run ball and a 4-1 win for the Indians, as he outdueled CC Sabathia tonight at Progressive Field.

Best of All: Sabathia brought his A-stuff to the ballpark. If it weren’t for two unearned runs in the fourth, Brett Gardner may have taken a chance in the ninth by tagging up from third to —hypothetically — tie the game. Sabathia hit 96-98 all night with his fastball and threw several filthy changeups. It was his first loss since May 23 against the Mets, but I’m not worried about him one bit.

Derek Jeter had two hits. He was the only guy with more than one.

Worst of All: Only three others besides Jeter had hits.

Alex Rodriguez didn’t hit No. 600 on his birthday (or else he’d be in the headline). He even had a dramatic two-out, bottom-of-the-ninth situation that he was the tying run in to reach the milestone, but he grounded out to short.

Coming Up: With the series tied, the Yankees will have to win the next two to take the series.

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