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Four-run seventh helps Yankees snap losing streak

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak, and all it took was one good inning. A four-run seventh inning — plus another strong start from CC Sabathia — gave the Yankees a 6-2 win in Kansas City. In a non-save situation, Dave Robertson closed out the win. With the game tied at 2, a two-out, seventh-inning started with Eduardo Nunez’s go-ahead triple and continued through Chris Stewart’s RBI single, but the big blow was Derek Jeter’s two-run homer, his fifth of the season. Mark Teixeira also homered in the game. Sabathia picked up his fourth straight win and has pitched into the eighth inning in each of those wins.

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44 Responses to “Four-run seventh helps Yankees snap losing streak”

  1. JM May 4th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    DRob is unreal

  2. JM May 4th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    BloggingBombers Robertson fanned all three batters, giving him 21 Ks in 12 innings. He has struck out each of the past eight batters he’s faced.

  3. austinmac May 4th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I like how Stewart came out and talked with Robertson. He saw he was opening up and his pitches sailing. It was then fixed.

    And Robertson at 95-96 is unhittable.

  4. hardwired7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I think that “He belongs in a higher league” quote from Tom Kelly applies to Robertson as well.

  5. raymagnetic May 4th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Robertson is the reason why folks are silly to declare the Yankees season over.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    :)

    Your New York Yankees are back.

    Have a SWEET night folks. Hope the trolls are depressed!

  7. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Lincecum is topping out at 90 mph vs Milwaukee tonight. Something is definitely wrong with him.

  8. Triple Short of a Cycle May 4th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Your New York Yankees are back.

    ———————————————

    after winning 1 game with CC on the mound?

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    “Robertson is the reason why folks are silly to declare the Yankees season over.”

    Robertson notwithstanding, it was plain ridiculous for anyone to write this team off on May 3rd!

    Definitely not students of the George Santayana effect.

    Bottom of the 11th in beantown…

  10. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Pujols now hitting .200 and 0 homers, 5 RBI in 105 at bats. That’s struggling.

  11. RSM May 4th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    And so the DRob era begins…

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    “after winning 1 game with CC on the mound?”

    Triple, I don’t get you. You hang around to complain but when the Yankees turned things around you were nowhere around. Unless you took off to watch basketball.

    Yeah, after winning 1 game with CC on the mound. You have to observe the good as well as the bad. Bats have heated up. You couldn’t think they would never hit again. When teams start to break out of slumps, they start to win games.

  13. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    “Pujols now hitting .200 and 0 homers, 5 RBI in 105 at bats. That’s struggling.”

    How many RBI does Cano have?

  14. raymagnetic May 4th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    By the way, for a guy that was declared dead by many here in 2010, Jeter looks terrific. Has for nearly a year now.

  15. Nilsson May 4th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Royals broadcasters were analyzing and fascinated by the pitching stride. I’m guessing Robertson hitting 95-96 is effectively 97-98, or close to it. Because of his unorthodox stride. He’s really fun to watch because batters seem confused and helpless.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Three straight 8-inning outings for CC. 4 straight wins. And some people have the nerve to come on and question his pitching ability after one inning?

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    12th inning in beantown – for those interested.

    GO O’S!

  18. 4 NYY May 4th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    jr1212 May 4th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    Great job by Robertson. He is the perfect guy to replace Mo. Great stuff, great make up and probably a better person.
    The Yanks should just name him closer. Sometimes it gets frustation with the Yanks not giving players defined roles. First it was the rotation competion, now not naming a closer. I understand competition but these are professionals. If you think they need more motivation maybe they shouldnt be here. It just results in players not feeling comfortable.
    [===============================================================]

    Better person? That’s a stretch !!! ( nothing wrong with DRob though ) If DRob can cut his walks he should be able to replace Mo.

    But can anyone really do that ?============================================]

  19. jr1212 May 4th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    4 NYY,

    I didnt mean better person than Mo. I meant to say Robertson is a better person than player. I was comparing him to Mo in that sense

  20. raymagnetic May 4th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Some idiot said DRob is a better person than Mo? Smh.

    Both of them seem like phenomenal people IMO.

  21. raymagnetic May 4th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Ok JR. Sorry

  22. blake May 4th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Great win tonight….they needed it and CC and Jeter stepped up.

    Robertson is going to be fine as closer….actually I’d say he will be better than fine because he’s really really good….but that’s not the issue….the issue is that now that’s he’s closing he no longer can set up and help escape from jams…so that’s where the concern is for me….Mo’s loss is less likely to be felt in the 9th inning inning as from the trickle down

  23. jr1212 May 4th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    raymagnetic,

    No worries, shoulda wrote it better

  24. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I think there’s going to be some really good movement in the pen once Andy comes back. If Phelps makes a case for the rotation (hoping, hoping) and Hughes is moved to the pen, you have the workings of a dynamite pen. You can play around with Hughes and Sori and fit them where they fit best.

    I have no trepidation whatsoever with the pieces we have to use in the pen. And if Phelps is the odd man out, then he can take innings in the pen.

    The Yankees are really in good shape, with players, and they have depth down below.

    Easy peasy.

  25. blake May 4th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Robertson also hides the ball really well….stays closed with his delivery really well….between hitters not being able to pick up the ball and him basically throwing 95 mph cutters he’s really tough

  26. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Jeter in postgame when asked by media about Mo saying he is coming back: “I told you that last night; if you’d listened to me it wouldn’t be news (laughs).”

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    “Jeter in postgame when asked by media about Mo saying he is coming back: “I told you that last night; if you’d listened to me it wouldn’t be news (laughs).””

    Could say the same thing about a number of us’n.

    Sux game in bottom of the 12th. Fatso hopefully about to make the final out of the inning.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Ground out. Awwww.

    13th inning.

  29. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    “the issue is that now that’s he’s closing he no longer can set up and help escape from jams…so that’s where the concern is for me….Mo’s loss is less likely to be felt in the 9th inning inning as from the trickle down”

    +1. I am hoping Girardi isn’t too prescriptive w/DRob, and shows some creativity here, instead of sticking to one formula: re: DRob as the closer. He should use him at the critical point in a game. Sori can close when necessary.

  30. UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    KC’s gun is hot. Robertson was probably only throwing around 94mph.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    “I am hoping Girardi isn’t too prescriptive w/DRob, and shows some creativity here, instead of sticking to one formula: re: DRob as the closer. He should use him at the critical point in a game. Sori can close when necessary.”

    I absolutely believe that Joe is going to go with the hot hand and not confine himself to one or the other. That may distress some who feel that DRob deserves the role, but it’s not the way to win a season.

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It’s amazing to me that with all of the posters and comments and worries about Mo last night, not more are here to celebrate the Yankees win. Maybe they’re still in shock. OR watching playoff basketball. I have to remember that’s going on.

    Okay I guess I’ll concentrate on the Suxers myself.

    Night all.

    GO O’S!

  33. Betsy May 4th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05.....=1&hp

    Plus this quote:

    **I was glad it happened to me and not one of my teammates. I can handle this. If God gave it to me, I can handle it. But again, when you are positive, you just deal with it. That’s what adversity is. You deal with it. **

    I’m glad Mo will be around as much as he can because he’s as important in the clubhouse as he is on the field. He’s the most mentally strong athlete I’ve ever come across and you see that in this article. One day after his season came to an end and he’s already spitting fire to come back. It’s amazing that he thinks he let his teammates down when he has never done that.

  34. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Ronnie Mustelier promoted to AAA.

  35. Bo knows May 4th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Ronnie Mustelier promoted to AAA.

    ———————-
    Very good news. My understanding is that he can play anywhere, both IF and OF.

  36. austinmac May 4th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Mustelier is poor defensively I have read, but boy he can hit. Good call on the promotion.

  37. jackamir May 4th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Montero—.304 , smoak—-.185 Montero is the real deal !!!!!!!!

  38. GreenBeret7 May 5th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Mac,

    Mustelier isn’t great at shortstop, but, he moves around the infield and can play left and right fields. He’ll be fine in the utility role, but, he’s hit in Tampa and trenton. Really too big for shortstop. 5’10″ and 210-215 pounds. Built like Kirby Puckett and Tony Gwynn.

  39. muwarriorsfan May 5th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Melky has a few hits tonight, and looks really good.

    He would be the second best hitter on the Yanks, only behind Jeter.

  40. Tabbert May 5th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Melky is beastin for me in fantasy baseball. Man, it would be great to have him in our lineup. he has been hitting near .300 just about all season.

  41. muwarriorsfan May 5th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    “Melky is beastin for me in fantasy baseball. Man, it would be great to have him in our lineup. he has been hitting near .300 just about all season.”

    One hit was a line drive to LF that he went the other way with and then he pulled an RBI double in the right-centerfield gap. Both hits came off Greinke.

  42. jacksquat May 5th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I’ve been a proponent of using the best reliever for the most difficult situations for a long time. That’s not always the 9th inning.

  43. Tabbert May 5th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Come October, Don’t be shocked if Drob is asked to come in for more than 3 outs saves. We didn’t see that a lot with MO, mainly because of his age.

  44. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Melky’s RBI was off a triple.


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