Yankees Shutout Sox Again

Great Pitching, Solid Defense, & Timely Hitting Lead Yanks to a W

Game 1 was a messy, high scoring game in which the Yankees won. Game 2 was an exciting, long pitchers duel in which the Yankees won. Game 3 was a game that was all Yankees, and the Yankees won. I wonder what game 4 will be? Anyway, the Yankees dominated as they won game 3 by the score of 5-0.

Pitching Analysis: CC Sabathia looked to mimic Burnett’s performance from the night before. CC was the best possible pitcher the Yankees could have sent out there, because he is a work horse and the bullpen really needed a breather after game 2. That’s exactly what he did. CC went 7 & 2/3 innings of 2 hit, 2 walk shutout ball with 9 strikeouts. He had a perfect game through 4 & 1/3, and then “walked” Big Sloppi. The pitch was such a strike that it wasn’t funny. Stupid Tim McCarver kept saying, “Oh, CC has a perfect game.” Then he said how he thought players were silly to believe that mentioning the perfect game would blow it. You could tell he was trying to blow it. God, is he stupid! Nothing he says ever makes sense. Anyway, Ellsbury got a hit in the 6th with 2 out, and the no-no was gone. But CC pitched a helluva game yesterday. He was really dealing.

... as CC Sabathia pitches in with 7-2/3 scoreless innings.

CC earned his money yeterday.

Hughes came in to get the last out of the 8th, and he struck out Nick Green with ease. David Robertson pitched the 9th. The pitching was once again remarkable.

Defensive Analysis: When a pitcher is at his best, so is the defense. That was the case yesterday. There were many nice plays, one by CC, one by Cano, but there was one play that stuck out to me the most. In the 7th, Martinez led off with a walk and Pukilis singled. After Big Sloppi struck out, Mike Lowell hit a double play ball to Cano. Cano flipped to Jeter, and Pukilis slid into Jeter, trying to break up the double play. But not to worry. Jeter jumped over Pukilis, landed safely, and fired a strike to Tex to get the non-hustling Lowell. Inning ending double play completed! It was awesome.

Offensive Analysis: The Yankees had 9 hits yesterday, but they added up to 5 runs. In the 3rd, my man Melky hustled and got himself an infield single to start off the inning. Molina walked, and Johnny walked after Jeter grounded into a double play. Mark Teixeira singled to drive in Melky. 1-0 Yankees.

In the 6th, Cano had a leadoff double. He head a great day at the plate, going 3 for 4. Swhisher made a beautiful bunt which moved Cano to third. Melky was intentionally walked to get to Jose Molina. But Molina came through. He put the bat on the ball, and got himself a sac fly, and gave CC a 2-0 lead to work with.

In the 7th, the Red Sox put in Ramon Ramirez. He threw up and in at Tex, who was not pleased. Tex walked with 1 out. Then Arod got plunked in the elbow. It was obviously intentional, since Arod hit the walkoff the night before. Jim Joyce, the home plate ump, threw Ramirez out of the game, and Ramirez acted like, “What did I do?” Then Francona came out and acted like he had no idea why his pitcher got thrown out. How stupid. Anyway, they got a new pitcher, some triple A guy, and he loaded the bases. Swisher walked to force in a run. 3-0 Yankees.

In the 8th, Jeter hit and opposite field 2-run home run to give the Yankees a 5-0 lead. I love watching Jeter hit. I think it is so cool that he mostly goes the other way. In Yankee Stadium, balls really carry out in right, so it’s like the ballpark was built for Jeter.

Derek Jeter's two-run homer in the 8th inning puts the finishing touches against Boston.

Nothing like a couple of insurance runs!

It was another great win for the Yankees yesterday. They now have a ******** 5.5 game lead in the AL East! And, they have the best record in baseball. The heroes for the win are CC Sabathia for his amazing performance, and Jeter for his nice jump over Pukilis and for his homer. I wonder what will happen in game 4. Sweep, possibly? That would be something else. We’ll just have to wait and see. For now, I’m just going to brag that THE YANKEES HAVE A 5.5 GAME LEAD IN THE DIVISION! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yeah, baby.

 

11 Comments

Yeah, baby is right! It feels so good to be out in front by 5.5 after the drubbing we’ve taken at the hands of the Red Sox. Let’s just hope we keep up the winning so we’ll still have a nice cushion when we play them again later this month at their park. The Rays are knocking on the door too, so we can’t let down our guard. Go, Andy! Go, Yanks!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

The Yankees have all the bragging rights now, they can make their case even bigger with a sweep tonight, when everyone in the world will turn in to that on ESPN! Keep the Yankee pride going, because there’s nothing stopping them now. The Yankees’ pitching staff has held the Red Sox scoreless in the last two games, they’ll keep this up.

Matthew Tang
http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

Possibly two of the best games I’ve ever seen! Having the Yankees 5.5 up is amazing. I’ve never felt more relaxed during a season! Lol. Let’s sweep this series and go into the road trip with our heads high!

- Lisa
http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

Great win – you guys are playing the best of any team in the mlb bar none.

It was a good win, and today you are set up for the sweep, so mutch nicer to be issuing the sweep than recieving… good luck, enjoy it, it may not last.. NYY and Phils in WS..hmmm I already predicted a repeat of 08 Rays and Phils, but since we already beat you guys in your home ground we would be honored to do it again…LOL
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

– I haven’t logged in since Thursday, (had a wedding to attend,) – so I didn’t even know the results of yesterday’s game. Thanks for the rundown – great writing as usual. One more game to go tonight, (8:00) – and we’ll prove that we deserve the number one spot! (P.S. 5.5 games ahead feels awesome…)

http://jquist.mlblogs.com/

We’re such beasts…

-FLOP FLOP FLOP

Virginia,
Congratulations on the sweeep! I was thinking of you, Jane and other MLB bloggers when I kept seeing the scores at the stadium. I got to see part of the game today when I got back from Dodger Stadium. We lost three in a row :-(.
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Also congratulations on having the best record in baseball!
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As I am typing this, ESPN is showing highlight from the four game sweep :-)
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. I love how we gave them a taste of victory and then yanked it away. Amazing.

Now let’s run through the Jays, ever so thankful that we miss Halladay.

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

Virginia
Congrats on the sweep. Yankees are hot!
http://catlovestheodgers.mblogs.com

nice sweep and am sure a fun weekend for Yankee fans….
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

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