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Yankees maintain one-game lead

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees kept pace tonight. After Baltimore finished off a lopsided win against the Red Sox, the Yankees took care of business with an 11-4 win against the Blue Jays. The Yankees and O’s are still separated by a game, with the Yankees remaining atop the American League East. Nick Swisher’s two-out, two-run double gave them a lead in the first inning, but the bigger blow was Russell Martin’s 20th home run of the season, a three-run shot that pushed the lead to 6-1 in the sixth. The Yankees kept tacking on runs, including a two-run homer by Eric Chavez in the ninth. All but two of the Yankees runs scored with two outs. The bad news was Hiroki Kuroda, who got the win despite another so-so start in which he held the Blue Jays to just two runs but also allowed 10 hits through 5.1 innings. It was his shortest start since May 21. Rafael Soriano hadn’t pitched in a week, so he came in for the final out.

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42 Responses to “Yankees maintain one-game lead”

  1. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Woooooo! Yankees win! Lets get em tomorrow boys.

  2. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Bats came to play tonight….big win….they are all big. Magic number down to 5

  3. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    In ’98 the Yanks finished ahead of 2nd. place sux exactly the same number of games they are behind us now ! 22 !!!

  4. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Good solid win, exactly what we should be doing against this team. They’re still a little dangerous, though. ONE AT A TIME !

  5. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Watching the end of every game is like watching a movie or reading a book with a massive cliffhanger. Can we just turn the page or watch the sequel already? Ahh. 1pm cant come soon enough!

  6. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers

    Cano headed for X-ray on his left hand.

    please be nothing.

  7. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Would like to have seen Nunez and or Cervelli in this game at the end, at least.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    How can our magic number be 5 (I thought it was 4) and the O’s be 3? Makes no sense to me.

  9. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    BryanHoch Robinson Cano just left the clubhouse with his left hand heavily wrapped; looks like he’s heading for x-rays

    :eek:

  10. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers

    Cano headed for X-ray on his left hand.

    please be nothing.

    ==========================

    Like Yogi said when he had an x-ray of his head : They didn’t find anything.

  11. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    oh my…. you have got to be kidding me. Now cano is down?! PLEASE be nothing. Seriously… we have already been dealt enough injuries this season. Please baseball gods. please.

  12. blake September 28th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    “How can our magic number be 5 (I thought it was 4) and the O’s be 3? Makes no sense to me.”

    we need some combination of Yankee wins and Orioles losses that total 5 to clinch the division.

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    What do we need to clinch a wild card?

  14. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hopefully it’s just ice to prevent swelling and the x-rays are very precautionary.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    If the O’s magic number is 3, I am assuming ours is 2?

  16. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    We won’t know about Cano until tomorrow probably… don’t the Yankees even consider our feelings in these situations?! How can they let us sleep on this uneasiness.

    If Cano is seriously compromised… oh man… Tex needs to not come back rusty at all somehow.

  17. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Even if nothing is seriously wrong with cano…. I doubt he plays tomorrow. I mean… I am just assuming… but i would be pretty shocked. PLEASE be nothing. Nothing else matters right now.

  18. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Hypothetically (since he’ll be completely fine, of course), if Cano is really hurt but still plays do you move him down in the order? Or do you keep a compromised Cano in your 4 hole? Depend on how bad it is?

  19. blake September 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    “What do we need to clinch a wild card?”

    the Yanks are 4 games up on the Angels and Rays with 5 games left….so I’m thinking 1 more win clinches a WC at least….that may not be correct but they are close

  20. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    If cano is going in for xrays right now… we should get a update soon. Xrays are pretty instant.

  21. blake September 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    maybe it’s 2 then

  22. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Tab – But will they tell us lol… I guess they probably will report it on Twitter or something.

  23. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Cano, the cannon, is not hurt.

  24. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Shame-

    If it was april… No. But.. There is NO WAY this info is not leaked or given to us at this point in the season. Geez… even a sprain could be horrible. This dude just started to finally get back in a groove. AND we need him to play tomorrow!!

  25. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    If Russell Martin stays hot through the post season everyone should just get real comfortable seeing him in a Yankee uniform because I don’t put it past them to lock him up for a decade.

  26. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Tab – I’ll stay tuned

  27. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Omar Visquel,.. Should shut up!

    Yunel, is lucky to have a job.

  28. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Night all!

  29. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Shame- Have a good one brother. I wont be able to sleep until i know whats up with cano.

  30. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Let’s get this thing straight, if I did what Escobar did,…. I would be,… Unemployed.

  31. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Omhar and Escobar aren’t sorry. My best friend is gay – good for my friend!

  32. Barry September 28th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Omar Vizquel is a very smart man who knows a lot about all things concerning the game. The Blue Jays should tip their collective caps to him. Other than batting average, which has plenty of meaning, Russell Martin has actually had pretty fair season. Not over yet.

  33. Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Martin’s numbers aren’t all that far off from Mike Napoli’s who was considered all-world last season…….And then you of course Martin is light years better than Naps………

  34. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Barry, Omhar and Visquel – embarass, Toronto.

  35. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    well.. i am out of here. Apparently MLB or the blue jays don’t have any modern technology. We wont get XRAY results until tomorrow? Those things are instant. That is ridiculous that we won’t get results until tomorrow. Now i have to sleep on this cano thing. Wonderful.

  36. Jerkface September 28th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    .209 .310 .393 .703 vs .228 .345 .452 .797

    .260 .353 .397 .750 vs .259 .357 .504 .861

    Yea he is ‘not far off’ if you consider 100 OPS points ‘not far off’

  37. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Jerkface – u have great stats, but I am too stupid. :)

  38. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Sorry, ” Omar,” spelt it wrong. At least I don’t try and be a racist.

  39. pat September 28th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    jonmorosi

    Robinson Cano underwent fluoroscope exam on left hand. That did not reveal damage but further exam scheduled tomorrow.

  40. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Pat, Cano is ok!

  41. Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Face…….Are looking at the same Mike Napoli 2012 stats as I am ????? He’ll not be as coveted this winter like Russell Martin will be …..

  42. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Martin is a better defender than Napoli, to hell with the offense.

    Since when was offense the mark of a good or better catcher?

    Posada was a great catcher offensively but never won the Gold Glove much less was in the top ten for Gold Glove voting and if he was he barely cracked it.

    Martin has definitely earned a three-year contract. I’d offer him three years at $8.5M per year for $25.5M total. He’d still be in his early-mid thirties at contract’s end. That’s security, money, and three more very good chances to grab a World Series ring.

    Kuroda giving up ten hits is “bad news”? Yeah alot of hits but he allowed only two runs. Two more outs and that’s a tidy 3 ERA for the game, but it didn’t work out like that and did it need to with the run support he got?


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