CC = beast

The Yanks took out their frustration from yesterday’s loss with a 9-2 shellacking of the Indians. It got ugly.

CC, who moved to 7-2 following a Yankee loss this season, went seven innings and gave up just five hits and two walks while fanning 11 batters. It was his 25th career double-digit strikeout game, and this was the first time he did it in back-to-back starts for New York and only the second time he did so in consecutive starts in his career (the last time was three straight in June 2008). The last Yankee to notch consecutive 10-plus-strikeout games was Clemens in 2002. Before that? Cone in 1998.

CC (12-4) struck out the side three times en route to notching his 1,904th career punch out. If you want to know how much of a workhorse he is: tonight’s game was the 76th time in 87 regular-season games (87.4 percent) with the Yanks that CC has completed at least six innings. Since he joined the Yankees in 2009 only Halladay (80), King Felix (79) and Dan Haren (77) have more starts of at least six innings. #beast

The All-Star snub is 9-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last 10 starts and leads the majors in wins.

The Yanks missed out on their fourth shutout of the season due to Lance Pendleton, who gave up a pair of runs on as many hits over the final two frames. Don’t be surprised if he gets dipped tomorrow to make room for Philthy.

Every Yankee starter had at least two hits except for Frankie Cervelli, who went 0-for-5. Although he did drive in a run and score.

Granderson was 3-for-6 with three RBI and mashed a pair of taters, he’s got 25 on the season (more than he had all of last year and five shy of his career high) and 151 for his career. It was the ninth multi-homer game of his career and second this season. Five of his last seven homers have come off Indians pitching.

Jeter went 2-for-6 with a two-run double and also scored, and is now four hits shy of 3,000. It was only the second time all year Jeet had driven in more than one run with a hit and the first time he drove in more than one with an extra-base hit.

Robbie went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and scored. In doing so he passed Frankie Crosetti for sole possession of 17th place on the franchise’s doubles list with his 261st two-bagger.

Swish Dog and Posada also drove in a run and scored once each. Gardy had a pair of stolen bases and now has eight straight successful stolen base attempts over his last eight starts. After opening the season with just five stolen bases in 11 attempts, he has now converted 17 of his last 21 tries.

The team’s 17 hits was one short of a season high, and it was the sixth time in the last 10 years that the Yanks had eight players with at least two hits in a game. The last came on August 21, 2009 against the Red Cox.

To steal a line from the Geto Boys, the Yankees “put a whipping on they cunts.”

Other news:

  • It turned out to be a moot point, but Mo was unavailable tonight due to His triceps tightness. He’s still not concerned about it though and even said He could’ve pitched in case of an emergency. “If we can get by another day, it would be much better,” He said before the game.
  • Eric Chavez had another setback in his rehab with a sore abdominal. He is flying to New York to get it checked out. You’ll remember last week he had an issue with his back after the original foot injury. I heard that his favorite player is Nick Johnson.
  • So has a bullpen scheduled for tomorrow.

Philthy will make his first start since mid-April tomorrow as he takes on Justin Masterson in the rubber match. First pitch is set for 7:05.


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