Brilliant

CC Sabathia was absolutely brilliant last night against the Angels and led the Yanks to a game one victory.  It’s always important to get the  first game victory to get the momentum in your direction so hopefully this is a good sign for success in this series.  The next we’ll see of Sabathia will be in game four when he makes his second appearance on three days rest.  It’ll be interesting to see how that all goes down but for now on, back to Sabathia’s brilliance.

He went 8 innings giving up four hits, one walk and one run while striking out seven.  He was probably the best I’ve seen him in a while now.  And that is saying something because he is definitely in the Cy Young considerations.  He was great.

The offense was able to get a few breaks since the usually really good Angels defense made three errors which cost them dearly.  THe one that probably hurt them the most was the one where Matsui hit a pop up right in between Chone Figgins and Eric Aybar and it just dropped without either one trying to catch it.  The Angels really had a tough game last night but the Yankees did their part in making sure the Angels offense didn’t get very far.  That was why CC was so important last night.  It is all going to go down to pitching.  Like I said in my last post.

On the offensive side of things, there wasn’t any one person that had a terrific game.  They did their job without doing anything huge.  No homers, which was due to the fact that the wind was blowing strongly into the f ield, and they just got on base and scored runs as simply as it gets.  Simple baseball.  Not too exciting but it was still a great game.  A big win for the Yanks and the momentum is definitely going their direction to start this series.

Tonight, AJ Burnett goes against Joe Saunders.  For Yankee fans, the biggest question is this: which AJ Burnett will  show up?

-Dillon

2 Comments

The “no mistake” Angels disappeared yesterday. I think the Yankees should have taken CC out after seven dominant innings, because it is easier to pitch on three days’ rest with 96 pitches thrown, rather than 113.
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The Yankees do owe the Angels a big “thank you” for the game yesterday. Yes, CC pitched well, but the Angels fielding allowed the runs to score.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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