Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Genius Maker #42

In the first inning the Yanks ran themselves out of the inning when Swisher far over slid 3rd base with nobody out and was tagged out. Then Granderson got caught stealing. The next inning, with 1st and 2nd nobody out Posada hit into a DP. This looked like the 1-0 game all over again. However, Martin got a big 2 out hit to knock in a run.

Brian Gordon was as advertised showing a 90 MPH fastball with a little cut and a 69 MPH curve with good break and good control. His main issue was hitting 2 guys with the curve ball. Overall, he looked OK to me, especially when he worked in his slider which I think is very important he uses. He can keep guys off balance and throw strikes he can be a Garcia type of guy. After struggling through the 5th inning, Girardi really blundered in allowing him to come out for the 6th inning. He has not thrown a lot of innings so he should have come out regardless of the pitch count. He then allowed a 4 pitch walk (I was cursing at Girardi), but Martin gunned out the runner stealing before Gordon allowed another hit and finally Girardi took him out. Noesi, Robertson, Rivera and Cody Wade pitched the final 6 2/3 innings of scores ball allowing Brett Gardner to knock in Granderson with the winning run in the 12 inning. Ironically, in the 9th inning, Granderson was up with the bases loaded and 1 out and struck out on a curve that was not close.

Boston won so the Yanks are still 1.5 back.

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