After two long, late nights that both resulted in rather frustrating losses, I took today’s game off. I did periodically check in on Gameday, but I literally did not see one pitch. And thankfully, CC Sabathia and the Yankees came to play, beating the Mariners 7-1 in the series finale.
Sabathia had his third straight start of at least eight innings, fanning five, walking three and giving up one earned run. On offense, Curtis Granderson picked up three more hits, Nick Swisher launched a solo home run (only his third of the season), and the Yankees actually scored five of their seven runs with two outs. Nice to see that slop-throwing lefty Jason Vargas wasn’t fooling anyone.
With Boston apparently primed to never lose a game ever again (the Red Sox have won 13 of their last 15, and depending on the outcome of the second game of their doubleheader tonight, will either be one or two games up on the Yankees in first place come tomorrow morning), the Bombers are going to have to continue to step their game up and play the kind of baseball we know they’re capable of going forward.