Ok. The Yanks aren’t getting Didi back until May. They won’t get Sanchez back until mid-May as well. Bird is 1 for 26 with 13 strikeouts. Carter (who did have an RBI today) is 4 for 22, 8 strikeouts. So that is 5 for 48 between those two with 21 strikeouts.
Matt Holliday was a late scratch because of a stiff back.
Jacoby Ellsbury has been hitting cleanup (!)
The Yankees struck out 17x today.
They were 1 for 13 with RISP and left 12 men on base.
Tanaka has struggled.
And despite all that, they still managed to win their sixth straight game to improve to 7-4. Go figure.
Hey, we’ll take it.
CC Sabathia was great for 7 1/3 innings, leaving after he gave up a gopher ball that cut the Yankees’ lead to 3-1. The win was #225 of CC’s career, moving him past Catfish Hunter and Jim Bunning on the all-time list.
In the first, the Yanks got a run thanks to two walks (they drew 8 for the game), a passed ball and a wild pitch.
In the sixth, no one could find Ronald Torreyes’ popup in the sun and it fell in for a gift double. After a groundout moved him to third, a comebacker and error helped Torreyes score and put Aaron Hicks on second, and he scored on Chris Carter’s single to make it 3-0.
Thanks for the gifts, Cardinals.
CC gave up a HR in the eighth, and Tyler Clippard a HR in the ninth. Clippard had more trouble in the ninth but got the final out with the tying and go-ahead runs on base.
Ellsbury had 2 of the Yanks’ 5 hits.
Sabathia (W, 2-0, 1.47) 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Warren (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00
Clippard (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 3.00 Gave up 1 HR.
Last night I got into a discussion with someone who called Roger Maris a one-year wonder. My rejoinder? How can a guy who won TWO MVP awards be a one-year wonder?