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Yankees start quick then hang on to beat Blue Jays

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees couldn’t get a big hit on Friday, leaving runners in scoring position all night in a disappointing loss. Today, the story was different: The Yankees went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, beating Toronto, 5-4, despite not getting a single hit after the third inning.

A.J. Burnett was decent, going six innings and allowing four runs, while the offense did all its work in the second and third innings. Russell Martin had a RBI single, Derek Jeter had a sac fly and Brett Gardner also continued his mini-revival with a RBI single of his own. The Yankees then held on late, with the standard Chamberlain-Soriano-Rivera trio getting the final nine outs.

Back with more from the clubhouse shortly.

* That’s an AP shot of Russell Martin scoring on Curtis Granderson’s single.

 
 

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44 Responses to “Yankees start quick then hang on to beat Blue Jays”

  1. indy42 April 30th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Good game. Little worried there at the end, but Mo pulled it off.

    And… first?

  2. UnKnown April 30th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Not this time Suck-Jays. Going for yet another series win tomorrow.

  3. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Barring injury or tremendous decline, I think Russell Martin will be the Yankee #1 catcher for the next 4 to 5 years. I love this guy (in a platonic manner only).

  4. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    AJ 4-1 in april.

  5. Pat M. April 30th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    BoJo….There were quite a few people who were violated and I’ll leave it at that…..

  6. UnKnown April 30th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Great Metallica has a concert at YS on Sept. 14th. Hopefully it doesn’t ruin the grass before the playoffs start.

    Great win today. Needed that performance from JOSOMO badly.

  7. UnKnown April 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    AJ could’ve easily been 6 – 0. Pitched well enough to be. At the very least he should be 5 – 1.

  8. mick April 30th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    don’t worry Pat, I’m still here…enjoy the fun too much to leave.

  9. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Pat M. April 30th, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    BoJo….There were quite a few people who were violated and I’ll leave it at that…..
    _____________
    Wow–I guess it has been going on a long time then…

  10. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    In good news today, Martin has been a godsend to Burnett…Might actually help him achieve his potential this year. This is the value of a GREAT catcher over a so-so one.

  11. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Good point BoJo….Martin can handle AJ’s pitches in the dirt..AJ doesn’t have to be afraid of using it..

  12. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    And Brett Gardner IMO is coming out of his slump and showing pitchers that they can’t just lay the ball in against him. I expect his OBP to go up quickly based on that.

  13. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Good point BoJo….Martin can handle AJ’s pitches in the dirt..AJ doesn’t have to be afraid of using it..
    ______________
    I haven’t been so excited about a Yankee catcher since a young kid came out of Ohio around 1973…(and I don’t mean Johnny Ellis)

  14. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Typo==1979

  15. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    typo–1970

  16. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    typo–Typo

  17. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    :-)

  18. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    And you don’t mean Rick Cerone either!

  19. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Nor John Flaherty

    I actually recall that Johnny Ellis was a hero of my oldest brother because he hit a home run in his very first at bat as a Yankee

  20. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    IIRC, Ellis even once hit an inside the park homer in Old YS

  21. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    David Phelps has come out of the gate firing a 93 MPH fastball and a hammer curve. Strikes out the side on 12 pitches.

  22. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thurman was quite a leader….

  23. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Banuelos 2 innings, 1 hit 1 strikeout

  24. mick April 30th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    The ones seeking nothing but attention will leave if they don’t get what they want.
    ====================================
    Quoting Chad.

    It seems they have…

  25. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Gadhafi’s son killed in airstrike…

  26. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Can’t wait until Banuelos is up in the bigs

  27. BoJo April 30th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:34 pm
    Gadhafi’s son killed in airstrike…
    ——–
    Wow! The world is crazy

  28. Pat M. April 30th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    GB….Do you see Phelps in line as the next in line for the rotation ???? And you you consider H

  29. rr212 April 30th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Glad to get a W today. Hopefully Nova brings it tomorrow like his last start.

  30. DocTodd April 30th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I was telling my wife that as crazy as things are today, I just couldn’t imagine what it was like during World War II…Must have been scary…

  31. Pat M. April 30th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    GB My next question was before I hung up on myself, do you consider Heathcott a bona fide prospect at this early stage in his career….

  32. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Pat, just a guess but, I figure that it’s Noesi, brackman and Phelps. I’d like to see them work brackman in the pen, but, guessing that they’ll continue to groom him for the rotation.

  33. Jerkface April 30th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Glad to see the Yankees survived wally bell. Watching this game on my phone using gameday and listening on the radio it looked brutal.

  34. Pat M. April 30th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks Green Beret 7….

  35. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Heathcott is a young and bonafide talent. Still rough edges, especially when it comes to stealing bases…much like Bernie Williams….all the speed in the world but doesn’t read pitcher’s moves well.

  36. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Any time, Pat. Again, this is only my opinion.

  37. raymagnetic April 30th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    6 innings and 4 ER = the catcher being a godsend?

  38. Tom in N.J. April 30th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Interview with CF Slade Heathcott from nomaas:

    http://nomaas.org/2011/04/the-.....heathcott/

  39. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Phelps has had zero go right the last 2 innings. a right handed hitter hits a fly to right field that hits on the chalk and a bunt single and his throwing error score a run and in the next throws two pitches on the outside corner called balls for a walk, sac bunt and then 2 infield hits.

    Montero is 1-2 and safe on an error. 3-0 scranton losing in the 4th inning

  40. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    banuelos after 4 innings, 2-1 Trenton. 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 WP

  41. UnKnown April 30th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    The Eck has vomit of the mouth on the filling is as the Red Sox color guy. Dude is crazy.

  42. Jerkface April 30th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    http://imgur.com/yRGex

    Check out the zone from todays game. Look at how many strikes toronto got out of the zone. This game should have been much more lopsided than it ended up being. Unbelievable how bailed out Drabek was by Wally Bell.

  43. m1kew April 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Sam (or anyone with info) – Any word on what the Yankees decided to do with Millwood?

  44. UnKnown April 30th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    The Tigers are going to have to really consider sending Jackson down. He has been terrible this year. He leads the league in K’s and is batting .183.


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