Complete domination. Fuggetaboutit.
Although Andy Pettitte struggled a bit (compared to his previous starts at least) the Yanks scratched out a 6-4 win over the ChiSox on Friday night. Cano now has a nine-game hitting streak, Mo passed Rocket for 10th on the franchise strikeout list, Jeter went yard and had a huge day, A-Rod snapped an 0-for-19 skid, blah, blah, blah another game another win.
Pettitte, who finished April at 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA:
"I’m just thankful the team fought back and overcame that (his sluggish start). I was able to shut ’em down for the next five innings…it was a good win for us."
Following the triumph, the Yanks moved to 15-7 on the year and 63-19 AT HOME SINCE LAST MAY! Holy shit, did Mystique and Aura mosey their way across the street or what?
"If you’re going to be a good team you have to play well on the road, we’ve done that so far."
Oh yeah, Jeter is now the active leader in hits after snaking his way past Griffey (he leads George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. by two hits). The best part about that stat is that “The Kid” had almost 1,000 hits under his belt by the time Jeter broke into the majors. I realize that Griffey’s career was hindered by injuries, but it’s still mind-boggling. Derek Sanderson Jeter: 2,778 and counting!
Ozzie Guillen, that’s right OZZIE GUILLEN on Jeter:
"He is God. He’s God all the time. It’s fun to watch him play the game. He’s the #1 ambassador in this game. The guy always has good-looking women around him too, I mean, God bless him."
Jeet’s not the only one hitting, Robbie Cano finished April at .400 with eight dingies and 18 RBI. He’s just the second AL player to ever hit at least .400 and launch eight HR in April since 1961 (Manny in ’01).
The Rays lost (Sox too), so the Yanks are only 1 1/2 games behind TB for the top spot in the AL East. Last but not least, it’s now April so Tex can commence improving upon his .136 average.
"I thought we had a very good April. We had a tough schedule. We had a lot of games on the road, a long West Coast trip. There were a lot of opportunities for players to get distracted with some of the celebrations and some of the awards that players have received, but I thought our guys have played extremely well."
Javy will be going up against John Danks tomorrow at 1:05. As I’ve said before, I think Javy has a bounce-back start and shuts down the ChiSox to get back on track. LET’S GO YANKS!!!