Game 6. Yanks @ Tampa. AJ settles down in Yanks 7-3 win.

The Yanks try to come home 4-2 as they look to do in Tampa what they did in Boston—take 2 of 3. A.J. goes today, then the Yanks are off tomorrow. The home opener is on Tuesday afternoon.

I do know people heading up on Tuesday. I am sure that they will be joining thousands in giving Hideki Matsui a very appreciative round of applause.

I work today, so I’ll have to recap late tonight. Feel free to comment on the game, and remember…keep it clean. Lineup when I get it.

I’ll also have to check who won the Masters, for I’ll miss that too. Phil? Or the Phil-anderer?

…and today’s lineup: Team BA .277

Derek Jeter SS  7 for 23, 2754 hits, 2 RBI .304
Nick Johnson DH 2 for 18, .111, 2 RBI
Mark Teixeira 1B 3 for 20, .150, 3 RBI 
Alex Rodriguez 3B still looking for #584; 5 for 23, .217, 2 RBI  
Robinson Cano 2B 8 for 21, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .381
Jorge Posada C 5 for 14, .357, 1 HR 2 RBI
Curtis Granderson CF 6 for 19, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .316, 2 sb
Nick Swisher RF 6 for 17, 2 RBI .353 
Brett Gardner LF 5 for 13, .385, 3 rbi, 3 SB 

RHP A.J. Burnett 0-0, 5.40

Recap: An excellent road trip for the Yankees. They win 2 out of 3 in both Boston and Tampa–two of the best teams in baseball, on the road, and they win both series after dropping the opener.

AJ started rough, giving up 2 in the first, but settled down. 7 IP, just one K, but 2 R on 6 H. Joba gave up a run in the 8th. Mo pitched a scoreless 9th, no save.

Granderson had an RBI double in the 2nd, but the Yanks didn’t take the lead until Posada (starting off better than I thought a 38 year old catcher would) hit a 2-run HR in the 6th.

Alex added a 2-run double in the 7th and Swisher hit a HR in the 8th.

The final was 7-3.

Off day tomorrow, then the home opener.    



One response to “Game 6. Yanks @ Tampa. AJ settles down in Yanks 7-3 win.

  1. Tim The Wizard

    You cannot ask for much more than a solid 4-2 road trip through Boston and Tampa Bay. I am very pleased with how the offense woke up and took charge of the latter two games in Tampa Bay.

    However, I need to be very clear about one thing as the home opener draws near. It is imperative that the Yankees lay a beating on the Angels this week and next week out west. The Angels are 2-5 and are clearly not the same team that they were a few years ago. The last thing on Earth I want is for the Yankees to play any meaningful games with the Angels late in the season. Let’s dispose of them now and be done with it.

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