The Rays may be leading the AL East, but put Pettitte on the mound to face them and… muahahahaha. Andy, The Great One, was wow tonight. 8 innings and… 4 hits and 0 runs. Do you wanna hear it again? Muahahahaha. Pettitte gained his 10th win of the season tonight, further closing in on the Moose’s team leading win total. Both Pettitte and Mussina have each been indispensable to this team this season. Props to Kazmir though, who dominated early, and racked up 9 K’s tonight.
As for the offense… finally, with 11 hits tonight the Yankee bats remained breathing for two consecutive games. Congrats, give yourselves a pat on the back, unless you are Jeter or Cano, in which case you can skip the pat and go straight to the screaming of “hellz yeah.” Jeet drove in the first two of the game with a double to right in the 3rd inning, while Cano had another multi hit game tonight, for the 6th time in the past 10 games. Also, over those last 10 games, he’s had a .359 avg. Does anyone else smell smoke? Cano’s other half, The Melk Man, had a pretty interesting night as well. Though Cabrera showed more of his brilliance in center field early in the game, he could not do it with the bat, striking out thrice… but managed to redeem himself with a home run that started off the 8th inning. Others that contributed tonight include Molina, Posada and Abreu, who each had two hits a piece.
One more game tomorrow with the Rays, and the Yanks have to win. It’s July and the Rays are still in first. It’s embarrassing. Next thing you know, the Royals will be vying for a championship. C’mon Sir Sidney.
– Edwar Ramirez continued with his outstanding performance as of late. He has allowed just one hit in his last 7 innings pitched.