This’ll be quick, since I have to turn right around and go back to work today for a half a day.
A quick shout out to Pinstripe Maniacs, who are meeting at the Stadium for the game today, and also to the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club, who have a bus heading up themselves. I’m part of both organizations. I’ll be heading up 9/1 and 9/22 with the LVYFC.
Once again the Yanks were one strike away and blew it. This time, they rebounded to win in 10 innings, 4-3 over Detroit.
Nova was great again. 7 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 2 walks and 7 K. He lowers his ERA to 2.93. Great job.
Robertson the 8th. 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and K. ERA to 1.69.
Nova got out of a bases-loaded, one out jam in the first with two strikeouts.
The Yanks scored in the bottom of the inning when Gardner walked and Ichiro singled. Both runners moved up on a Cano groundout. Soriano’s groundout plated a run.
Nova got out of a jam again in the second. 2nd and 3rd, two out, he got Hunter to ground out. When in a jam, he got out of them.
Singles by Gardner and Ichiro, then a double by Cano, put the Yanks up 3-0 after three.
Miguel Cabrera singled in a run in the seventh to cut it to 3-1.
In the 9th, with Mo one strike away from his 36th save, Cabrera hit a 2-run HR to tie the game. It’s Mo’s 4th blown save of the year. He’s now 35 for 39 in saves.
Not a good Mo outing. He has a history of blips in early to mid-August.
1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 0 K. That outing put his ERA over 2.00 at 2.08.
Logan 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 1 K. 2.03.
Kelley 1/3. (W, 4-1, 3.59). 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
In the 10th, Nix walked, Granderson singled. Overbay struck out but both runners advanced on a WP. Nunez was intentionally walked. Here I want to fault Girardi. I like Joe, but Joe, can you for once in your life call for a squeeze bunt? Stewart can’t hit. He is hitting .224, has 16 RBI. OPS+ 63 (37% below league average). You have him (a catcher, no speed) swinging away. If he would have GIDP, I’d be cursing.
He struck out. You have Miguel Cabrera, on a bad leg at 3B. The heavyset Prince Fielder at 1B (not exactly elite fielders), and Girardi still won’t put on a squeeze play.
Luckily Gardner singled to win the game.
Gardner and Ichiro had 3 hits each.
A-Fraud went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. If he hits a HR at the Stadium, I’d like to see the HOME fans throw it back.
B/c of work, no minor league report from me today.