The victory last night makes the Yankees the first team in the majors with 70 victories on the season. They also were the first to break 600 runs scored on the season, and regained sole possession of the best run differential in the majors.
Mariano Rivera's ERA is still above 1.00. He needs to pitch another three scoreless innings to have his ERA below 1.00 again.
[Stat] 17 strikeouts in win vs. Rangers. 17! (Became eighth team in baseball history to strike out 17+ times and score 7+ runs and win the game.)
[Batting] Nick Swisher. 5-for-23, 12 K in past 6 games.
[Pitching] Javier Vazquez. 16 IP, 13 ER, 22 H, 9 K, 7 BB in last 3 starts (7.31 ERA, 1.81 WHIP).
4 vs. Detroit (55-59), 3 vs. Seattle, (44-71), 3 at Toronto (59-54), 3 at Chicago (64-50), 4 vs. Oakland (57-56):
Cumulative record: .491
This post was written by Andrew McDermott, my roommate at Quinnipiac University. Thanks for crunching the numbers, roomie!
August 12, 2010