Friday, May 20, 2011

CC Dominates As Yanks Destroy O's 13-2

After losing six straight the Yankees have now won three in a row after beating up on the O's in Baltimore on Thursday to the tune of 13-2. All problems are not solved with this team but at least they're showing some signs of life after that ugly losing streak.

CC Sabathia was outstanding, throwing 8 shutout innings, while scattering 7 hits, walking none, and striking out 9. He had everything working, especially his command as he pounded the zone, throwing 84 of 109 pitches for strikes. CC hasn't been himself lately so clearly this is very good to see.

With 13 runs and 14 hits on the board there's a lot of credit to go around on the offensive end. Nick Swishher led the way with two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Mark Teixeira and Eduardo Nunez each homered, both two-run shots. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Jorge Posada and Brett Gardner all picked up at least one hit and drove in a run. Just a great offensive night from top to bottom.

The Yankees now head back to the Bronx for Subway Series round 1. Freddy Garcia will start for the Yanks in the opener, with R.A. Dickey starting for the Mets.


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