Sunday, August 22, 2010

CC and Yankees Storm Past M's

The weather didn't look promising for a ball game today, but good things happen when CC Sabathia toes the rubber at Yankee Stadium. The big man's outing was cut to six innings by a rain delay, but Robinson Cano and the Yankees rained on the Seattle Mariners' parade 10-0.

Sabathia improved to 17-5 and 10-0, 2.46 at Yankee Stadium this season. Austin Kearns snapped a scoreless tie when he hit a solo home run off Luke French in the 4th and inning later the Yankees' MVP busted the game open.

Cano, also a front-runner for league MVP, smacked his second grand slam of the season in the 5th for a 5-0 lead. "Don'tcha know" was done though. The one time monumental failure with the bases juiced, came up again with the sacks full the very next inning and delivered again. This time with a 2-run single for an 8-0 lead. For the season, Cano has delivered 21 RBI and is 8-13 (.615) with the bases loaded.

Sabathia meanwhile limited the M's to three hits and struck out eight while not walking a batter. The left-hander is 13-2 since June 1.


On the 49th anniversary of Roger Maris become the first major leaguer to reach 50 home runs in August, Jorge Posada also homered. It was Sado's 258 career home run in Pinstripes, one behind Alex Rodriguez. Oddly the team is 12-0 without A-Rod this year.

Derek Jeter picked up career hit 2,891. He scored his 1,662 run, which put him 14 runs behind Mickey Mantle for 3rd place on the franchise list. The Captain's 930th walk placed him 4 back of Roy White for 6th on the team top 10.

Austin Kearns has been an afterthought compared to the acquisitions of Lance Berkman and Kerry Wood, but the outfielder has quietly and successfully gone about his business. With a 1-4 day today he's 14-41 (.341) with 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 doubles, and a .989 OPS.

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