CC’s scoreless streak ended at 24 innings, but he was absolutely filthy in New York’s 4-1 win in Toronto.
The big fella (14-4) went eight innings and gave up just the one run on three hits with eight strikeouts to three walks. He now has 11 wins in his last 12 starts — including seven straight — and lowered his ERA to 2.64. He’s been a beast lately, and the team has needed him after giving up 23 runs over the first two games of this series.
Mo gave us quite a scare in the ninth, but closed it out as he does so well to notch his 23rd save of the year and the 582nd of his career.
The offense got back on track after yesterday’s disaster, as the Yanks pounded out four runs on 10 hits. Although they did go 2-for-14 with RISP. Gardy had three hits (two doubles), a stolen base and scored, while Andruw Jones, Eddie Nunez and Jeter drove in a run each. It was Gardy’s seventh three-hit game of the season.
Speaking of Jeet, he is now 4-for-17 (.235) since his five-hit game. With his 2-for-5 performance he tied Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hits list with his 3,007th base knock. Next up: Wade Boggs with 3,010.
I hate to bitch after a win, but Nunez now has almost as many errors (12) as RBI (16) this season.
Tex went 1-for-5 and is hitting .240, that’s the lowest his average has been since April 19 when he was at .226.
Cano went 1-for-4 and has at least one hit in 10 of the 12 games this month and 14 of 16 overall. He .296 average leads the team.
The Yanks will try to earn a split tomorrow with Philthy going against Carlos Villanueva at 1:07 in the finale.
- The Blue-Jays-stealing-signs fiasco could be bigger than we think. We’re through the looking glass, people.
- The team announced before the game that Eric Chavez could DH in a minor league game on Tuesday.