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Yankees 8, Rangers 3

Posted By Alex Belth On May 24, 2004 @ 8:53 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Javier Vasquez [1] pitched a good game and got some much needed run support to boot. Enrique Wilson [2] was the offensive hero of the afternoon for New York, as the Yankees avoided being swept [3] by the Rangers. Derek Jeter [4] and Bernie Williams both collected singles, but still look far from right at the plate. Gary Sheffield hit the ball hard several times, but went 0-4. However, Hideki Matsui collected three hits; Alex Rodriguez [5] and Kenny Lofton [6] each had two (Lofton left the game early due to a tight hamstring). The Rangers drew a record crowd for a three-game series over the weekend. Where have we heard that before? The Bombers are now 3-3 on their longest road trip of the season. After a day off today, next stop: Baltimore.

The Yanks remain a game-and-a-half behind the Red Sox, who swept the Blue Jays [7] at Fenway Park over the weekend.

Thin Crop

Tyler Kepner [8] profiles the Yankee farm system [9] in the Times today. It’s nothing much we don’t already know. Witness:

“We’re not as strong as we’ve been in the past,” General Manager Brian Cashman said. “But that’s because we’ve utilized the farm system to our advantage. Many of the big deals we’ve had the ability to do in my six years as general manager are because of the farm system.”

Oh, Yes

Nobody has ever pitched a no-hitter [10] for the Mets [11]. Tom Glavine [12] came close yesterday, going 7 2/3 innings before allowing a hit. Still, it was a masterful performance. In all, a memorable day for Met fans.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Javier Vasquez: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/196438p-169629c.html

[2] Enrique Wilson: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyside243817249may24,0,4020830.story?coll=ny-yankees-bigpix

[3] avoided being swept: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/sports/baseball/24yanks.html

[4] Derek Jeter: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/21516.htm

[5] Alex Rodriguez: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/196426p-169617c.html

[6] Kenny Lofton: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spynotes243817250may24,0,5822520.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[7] swept the Blue Jays: http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=29136

[8] Tyler Kepner: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/sports/baseball/24farm.html

[9] farm system: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2004/05/23/sports/24FARMGRAPH.html

[10] no-hitter: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/196409p-169616c.html

[11] Mets: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/196429p-169620c.html

[12] Tom Glavine: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/sports/baseball/24mets.html

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