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Ace

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia is back. Putting to rest any concerns that he’s run out of gas down the stretch, Sabathia delivered a second consecutive gem this afternoon, beating the Twins 8-2 in this series finale. He struck out 10, walked one and allowed no extra-base hits through eight innings. It was his second straight eight-inning start, a significant step forward after disappointing numbers in his previous four outings. Behind him, the Yankees did most of their damage in a six-run third inning when Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson had back-to-back-to-back RBI hits. Chris Dickerson added a two-run homer in the sixth to put the game further out of reach. Brett Gardner made his first appearance since April, entering as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning.

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52 Responses to “Ace”

  1. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Did Gardner participate in the outfield’s victory body bump? Seems too risky.

  2. yankeefeminista September 26th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    C!!!!

  3. charlestonchew September 26th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful.

    Also, what the hell was Girardi thinking putting CC out for the 8th? He was already at 108 pitches and still coming off and in jury in a 6-run game. And he got hit in the leg with a comebacker the inning before.

    Silly man. It doesn’t seem to have backfired, though.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Great game!

    Here’s hoping that Villanueva pitches the way he is able tonight.

    I was happy that the 8th didn’t duplicate last night’s 8th in that Joe would have had to ask Phil if it was okay to leave CC in, ha ha!

    :)

  5. Pat M. September 26th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Nick in SF……I’m sweating out the Yanks over / under…..I need 94 for the big cash…..Last night’s game is going to haunt me all winter I fear………3 wins and I push, however I’m having a very good season

  6. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    IF the Yankees win the world series, would dewayne wise get a ring? It would be really weird if the sox made the playoffs, got eliminated, then he is sitting at home cheering for the yankees so he can get a ring. Basically… he would have two teams in the playoffs fighting for his ring. LOL.

  7. MG September 26th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    charlestonchew September 26th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Beautiful.

    Also, what the hell was Girardi thinking putting CC out for the 8th? He was already at 108 pitches and still coming off and in jury in a 6-run game. And he got hit in the leg with a comebacker the inning before.
    ————–
    because, after two trips to the DL, he needs the work.

    What better time to extend him a little than in a game where he is dealing, has had virtually no pressure on him, and the Yankees have a 6 run lead.

  8. tomingeorgia September 26th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Only caught the last couple of innings, including Dickerson’s blast. Missed the bid inning, but loved reading about it. Great for CC, great for the Yankees. 3 of 4 in Toronto would be very nice, particularly if they beat the O’s tonight.

  9. fantasygame101 September 26th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I thought aardsma will get a chance to pitch. If he is not going to pitch with a 6 run lead in the 9th, when will he pitches?

  10. MG September 26th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Pat M. September 26th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Nick in SF……I’m sweating out the Yanks over / under…..I need 94 for the big cash…..Last night’s game is going to haunt me all winter I fear………3 wins and I push, however I’m having a very good season
    —————-
    last night’s loss is on Girardi-if he’s going to let Hughes pitch to the shortstop there is no reason to take him out after the strikeout, particularly since he blew the fastball by the guy for the K.

  11. bruceb September 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Not easy being manager of the Yankees. One day you take your starting pitcher out too soon, the next you leave him in too long!!!!!!!

  12. Pat M. September 26th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    MG……..Yanks bullpen has been very charitable this season in stretches it seems……..I might be wrong but I think they have blown more leads this season ( 5 innings or later ) than in previous seasons……..It might cost me 280.00 if they don’t win at least 93 games, 94 and I win……

  13. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Pat M, I need to reach tbe same 94 wins… no push option for me, my number is 93.5. 4 wins in 7the games vs. Toronto and Boston, I like our chances. Last night was a rough one to swallow, though.

  14. kd September 26th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    rumors of cc’s demise have been greatly exaggerated…

    great performance today.

  15. RS September 26th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “IF the Yankees win the world series, would dewayne wise get a ring?”

    Yes. A couple years ago Bengie Molina was traded from the Giants to the Rangers. The two teams ended up facing in the WS so he was guaranteed a ring no matter what. It was pretty funny

  16. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Assuming the Orioles win tonight: This is how it would play out in order for them to tie us.

    Yankees go: 3-4:93-69, Orioles have to go: 4-2: 93-69
    Yankees go: 4-3: 94- 68 Orioles have to go: 5-1: 94-69
    Yankees go: 5-2: 95-67 Orioles have to go: 6-0: 95-67

    Personally… I believe option 2 is the most realistic option for us. But.. For all i know we could sweep the jays or take 3 of 4. Either way… The orioles don’t have much room for error.

  17. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    RS-

    That is too funny. I can just imagine the whitesox getting eliminated, and wise going into his closet and sporting his Yankee jersey, cap, and becoming the biggest yankee cheerleader in the world. Its all about the ring baby.

  18. tucker September 26th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    It’s time to give Dickerson a few more at bats down the stretch to see what he can do. We know he has the glove and some speed.

  19. MG September 26th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Pat M. September 26th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    MG……..Yanks bullpen has been very charitable this season in stretches it seems……..I might be wrong but I think they have blown more leads this season ( 5 innings or later ) than in previous seasons……..It might cost me 280.00 if they don’t win at least 93 games, 94 and I win……
    —————–
    Pat M, I think you are pretty safe with your bet unless the O’s lose the next 3 games and eliminate themselves before the last series, at which time Girardi will rest his starters…

  20. blake September 26th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    We needed an easy win….great game and another good start by CC.

    Were a Boone Logan away frow the sweep so pretty good series against the Twinkies.

  21. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Pat M. – Hi. Hope you’re well.

    Nick in SF – I’m planning a trip to wine country, coming march/April. I’m thinking of paso Robles. Any thoughts?

  22. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    tucker September 26th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    It’s time to give Dickerson a few more at bats down the stretch to see what he can do. We know he has the glove and some speed.
    ———————————————————————————–
    I agree. Right now Dickerson is a better player than A. Jones. The problem is Dickerson is a lefty, so that alone might hurt his chances.
    Yankees can possibly can this OF to the playoffs:
    Swisher, Granderson, Suzuki, Ibanez & Dickerson=leaving just 1 righty option. Probably not a good idea

  23. blake September 26th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Its funny that CC has struggled to a 3.42 ERA this year……a bad year for a lot of good pitchers is a 5+ era….

    Cc is staying closed and on top of the ball much better now….leading me to believe the rough patch was pretty much mechanical….he looks healthy now and hopefully hes going to peak at th best time.

  24. Tabbert September 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    CC has had a hard time getting into a groove. He always has been a better pitcher in the second half and when it starts to heat up. But.. he went to the DL, and then when he had a chance to starting getting back in his groove, he want back on the DL. Were finally seeing CC getting into the groove we have come so use to seeing from him. I think he will only get stronger as the season goes on.

  25. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    What? I thought he wasn’t an Ace? :???:

  26. Nilsson September 26th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Using Binomial distribution and my friendly calculator, Yanks chance of winning 4 or more games in the final 7 is approximately 67%. Don’t know if that’s any consolation for Pat M. It’s decent odds.

    Having our two big southpaws in the rotation healthy and finely tuned in the final week is good stuff.

  27. G. Love September 26th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Pat M.,

    I think you & Nick’ll be okay provided the Oriole’s don’t fold. If the O’s fold, Girardi will rest everyone and then it gets dicey.

    I’d rather the O’s push the Yankees. I like the fact that this team has had to play “playoff” style baseball to keep their spot down to the wire.

    I don’t like when they are all rested and content waiting for their opponent.

  28. Pat M. September 26th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Doc Joe…..How in the hell are you ?????

  29. MTU September 26th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    G. Love-

    I’m with you.

    ;)

  30. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Joe, great to see you. I’ve never toured the wine country down on the Central Coast, but I have been through those towns (Pasa Robles and San Luis Obispo and then some tacky little beach towns, such as Pismo). Don’t have much wine country advice, but there is some pretty scenery around there. If you do decide on this trip, I can give you a solid restaurant recommendation for Paso Robles. It’s not a place I’ve actually been to, but a relative raves about it.

  31. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Nice to see you around, Joe.

  32. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Nick- what restaurant?

    Pat- we’re well, thanks. Disappointed about last night, but we’re good. I think we’re good for 95 wins. The team seems like its coming together, at the right time. I’m optimistic for October. Hope you and mrs. Pat are well. Will the angels really let haren go?

    Shame- hi, yourself. Hope your family is well.

    I’m not a gambler, but how does anyone bet the nfl these days? Too many variables. Way too many.

  33. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Joe, I think it’s called Artisan. It might be a pretty famous place, so perhaps recommending it is superfluous.

    I lost a few bucks on the Packers/Seahawks game. My poor brother lost a couple hundred. He’s LIVID.

  34. Shame Spencer September 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks Joe, all are well! Hope the same can be said of your clan.

    I’m glad the Yanks are allowing me to bask in the awkwardness that is X-Factor tonight without interruption. Simon Cowell’s face is fascinating. So is his hair cut. It looks like a butt.

  35. MG September 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Joe, great to see you. I’ve never toured the wine country down on the Central Coast, but I have been through those towns (Pasa Robles and San Luis Obispo and then some tacky little beach towns, such as Pismo). Don’t have much wine country advice, but there is some pretty scenery around there. If you do decide on this trip, I can give you a solid restaurant recommendation for Paso Robles. It’s not a place I’ve actually been to, but a relative raves about it.
    ———————
    Joe, having lived in both NorCal and SoCal I’ve toured the Central Coast Wine Country on several occasions and eaten in the restaurant used in ‘Sideways’.

    The town of Los Olivos is great for wine tasting, there is a retail wine store on the Main Street that offers tasting from about 50 different local wineries-it’s a great place to stop and find out what you like and then go visit some of those wineries.

  36. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I’d rather they lock it up a little early so they give Jeter a full day, give Cano a full day, and others, starters don’t have to pitch as deep, etc.

  37. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Nick- yeah, I’ve heard of artisan. It appears to be the place, in a locale that’s getting a rep for good red. How’s march April in terms of weather?

    I’ve always thought the nfl’s calls were too random, but that was truly ridiculous. Considering the wagering, I’m truly surprised the leagues owners are letting this go on.

  38. MG September 26th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Joe, a really good winery in Pasa Robles is Justin Vineyards, they make a Meritage wine called ‘Isosceles’ that is outstanding (at least the years I’ve tasted, it’s been awhile).

  39. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    MG – thanks. I do appreciate the input. I’m trying to put this together for mrs. Joe

  40. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    They’ll all get multiple full days off as long as they win the division. Get the top seed and they can be airborne during the WC game and then give the pilot the destination coordinates after the 27th out.

  41. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    MG- yes, I’ve read of Justin, and isosceles. There’s a restaurant there that’s supposed to be pretty good, also.

  42. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I’m guessing the weather in March/April is decent, but it’s been a few years since I’ve been down there.

  43. MG September 26th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    MG – thanks. I do appreciate the input. I’m trying to put this together for mrs. Joe
    —————-
    Joe, you should also consider Napa and, if you like Pinot’s, visiting the Carneros area in between Napa and Sonoma, they have excellent Pinots, Chardonnay’s and Champagnes plus you are close enough to SF to get some nightlife-Pasa Robles and the Central Coast is pretty sleepy.

    I was just up on Long Island a few weeks ago, just in time for the tornado ripping through Queens as we were on the Belt Parkway lol

  44. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    It sounds like you already know the scene down there better than I do, Joe. The only place I can recall eating at is a Foster’s Freeze burger stand in Atascadero. :oops:

  45. jacksquat September 26th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The Yankees might have some days off before the playoffs, but I think it would be good if they could give some players some rest before then so they aren’t playing every single game of this last couple weeks.

    Of course I know that’s not good for the gamblers. :p

  46. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    What’s good for the gamblers is good for the Yankees! :mad:

    They need wins, not naptime in footsy pajamas!

  47. G. Love September 26th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The team’s playing with an intensity now that will come in handy come playoff time. The worst possible thing that can happen to this lot after what we’ve seen from them this season is for them to take their foot off the pedal for even a moment.

    In the past few weeks they’ve had solid comeback and the offense kickstarted by Ichiro has been very good.

    If Girardi knows the division is locked up he’ll play no one and all of the rhythm, routines, get messed up.

    Even if they have to play down to the last game of the season, as long as they are not the wild card, they will have a few days off. They don’t need a week off.

  48. Joe from Long Island September 26th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    MG – ah, there’s nothing like the Belt Parkway in a bad storm, lol….

    Stick me in the eye with a needle, why not.

  49. Warning Track Power September 26th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    For those wondering why Robertson was warming up in an 8-2 game, here’s Joe Girardi’s thought process:

    I am so surprised that Robertson was up. Give the guy and his right arm a break already.
    The lead is 6 runs, not less than 3.
    Just ridiculous and being overly cautious.
    I don’t like that one bit.

  50. hardwired7 September 26th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Phil Hughes’ mustache will grow an extra millimeter in the glow of today’s win.

  51. Nick in SF September 26th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I disagree. Based on the language of the Canadian Beautification Act of 1998, I don’t think Phil’s mustache clears customs.

  52. blake September 26th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    If the Yanks split in Toronto and win 2 of 3 against Boston then the Os would need to win tonight then go 5-1 over their final 6 to tie.

    If the Yanks win 3 of 4 in Toronto and 2 of 3 vs Boston….then thr Os have to win out to tie.

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