"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Yankees win, move into first place

A.J. Burnett won for the first time since mid-April and the Yankees moved into a tie for first place with the Boston Red Sox after defeating the Texas Rangers 9-2 tonight.  The Yankees won two out of the three against the Rangers, recording 47 hits in the process.

The Yankees hit four home runs (two from the struggling Hideki Matsui and one each from Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano).  Kevin Cash went 2-for-4 with two RBI and was one of six Yankees with multiple hits.  Derek Jeter was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two walks.

Burnett went six shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing only three hits.  However, he gave up four walks.  Jose Veras couldn’t get out of his own way in the seventh inning, so David Robertson had to come in, followed by Chien-Ming Wang for two innings to close out the game.

Wang faced six batters and retired them all in what had to be a confidence boost for the right-hander.  His velocity is still down somewhat, but this is obviously a step in the right direction.

The Yankees have tomorrow off before beginning a four-game series in Cleveland on Friday.


Bryan said...

These recent wins prove exactly how critical A-Rod is in the lineup.

fierce Scuba said...

Great blog Andrew. I got directed here from SI and will read it. On a side note, Jeter flew out to RF in the 9th and Berroa was hosed at the plate. 3-for-4 day... Sorry.

Nice work, love the site.


Andrew Fletcher said...

He was 3-for-4, you're right.

Thanks for the kind words.

Chen said...

I'm Mr. Chen and come from 台灣(Taiwan)

I hate Joe Girardi !!

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