Yankees win first eliminatin game
Today was kill or be killed – and the Yankees responded.
CC Sabathia didn’t have his best stuff, giving up 11 hits but no walks and 7 Ks in 6 IP. Kerry Wood did a great job with 2 scoreless innings and 3 Ks and no walks. Even though the Yankees were holding a 7-2 lead, Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth – again, it’s an elimination game, and the rest of the bullpen has really faltered of late.
Finally, finally, finally the Yankees have responded with runners in scoring position, even if they were 2-11 and left 7 on base. The Yankees collected 6 walks, which enabled them to score 7 runs on 9 hits, while Texas suffered 2 runs on 13 hits. Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit back to back jacks and Curtis Granderson gave that extra run in the 8th with a solo homer of his own, so that’s getting it down with the power.
Friday’s elimination game 2 is a rematch of Phil Hughes and Colby Lewis. Hughes can’t possibly pitch as bad as he did last time – right?
Posted on October 20, 2010, in 2010 Season and tagged CC Sabathia, colby lewis, Curtis Granderson, Kerry Wood, Mariano Rivera, mlb, mlb playoffs, mlb post season, new york yankees, Nick Swisher, Phil Hughes, playoffs, rangers, Robinson Cano, texas rangers, yankees. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.