Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yankees Turn Rare Feat But Lose

photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports

Tough day for CC Sabathia and the Yankees. The big man walked a career high six batters in tossing an eight inning complete game. Lost in the loss was the first triple play the Yankees have turned in 42 years. In case you missed here is the video and more about it.

The previous play came on my Mommy's birthday, June 3, 1968. That star of stars, Dooley Womack (heavy sarcasm), Bobby Cox (yes, one and the same) and Mickey Mantle, who was playing 1st base by then, combined on the triple killing.

Yankees only offense today against A's starter Dallas Braden were solo home runs by Mark Teixeira and Marcus Thames. It was the latter's first of the year. Braden made a bigger impression though when he decided to take on Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez ran across the pitcher's mound after fouling out to first base. Braden was not amused and starting yelling at the Yankees third baseman. That led to a further exchange of nonsense. Check out the details as reported by Marc Carig on

Despite the loss, the Yankees have won all five series they've played this year and stand at 11-4. The team now heads to Anaheim for a three game series with the Anaheim Angels, including a national broadcast game Saturday on Fox. The team winds up the road trip with three games in Baltimore beginning on Tuesday.

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