Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Genius Maker #19

Andy struggled for the first time this year but regrouped to at least give the Yankees a shot to come back…and they did. This was on the strength of Jeter’s homer and triple and a good day by Brett Gardner who has been hitting line drives of late and has been our best OF thus far.

It was 4-4 when Aceves came into the game and pitched a scoreless 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th the Yanks put up two runs which gave Ace his 2nd win of the year. In case you are not keeping track, that makes Ace 13-1 in his Yankee career. Marte came in to get a lefty to start the 8th and Joba took 5 pitches to get the final 2 outs of the 8th. The Genius Maker pitched a solid 9th inning (looking good) for his 7th straight save this year. Mo is now 51 for his last 51 saves at home which ties an all time record with Eric Gagne. Gagne was amazing for those 2 years but like many of the other closers, he fizzled out; The Genius Maker just keeps going and going! We are going to hate our next closer, because there is only one Genius Maker

Boston lost and TB finally lost as their closer did not do the job…picked up a game on each of them

Cano finished April hitting .400 with a gaudy 1.201 OPS

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