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Ain’t it Grand?

The Yanks staked Freddy Garcia to a 5-0 lead but he couldn’t get out of the fourth inning. Joba Chamberlain relieved Garcia after the veteran allowed three runs. Then Curtis Granderson hit a pinch hit home run to give the Yanks some breathing room. Next time up, he blooped a single to left field, driving home two more. And to cap it off he hit a two run double later in the game. Three-for-three, five RBI, now, that’s the way to bust out of a slump. Alex Rodriguez continued to look good as does Russell Martin. Robbie Cano and Derek Jeter had terrific games.

And it helped make this one a laugher as the Yanks cruised, 13-3.

It precisely the way to respond to last night’s loss. Mark Teixeira is going to have an MRI tomorrow, will miss the series this week in Boston, and I’m guessing much more. Still, the news today was good–Joba Chamberlian, Boone Logan and Corey Wade put in quality work and the offense did the rest.

Onward and upward.

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1 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 9, 2012 4:31 pm


I'll have to try timing a strategic exit in more close games.


2 Bruce Markusen   ~  Sep 9, 2012 5:21 pm

Hopefully, this will be the game that gets Granderson and Cano going. They need them both to hit big down the stretch.

Joba also looked great today. He had a good slider and a 96 mile an hour fastball.

On the flip side, I don't want to see Garcia starting another game the rest of the way. Garcia had nothing in that fourth inning. If someone gets hurt, give Derek Lowe the ball.

3 Start Spreading the News   ~  Sep 9, 2012 8:36 pm

I wonder when Swisher will get a hit.

4 garydsimms   ~  Sep 9, 2012 8:51 pm

I was there
Like the old days
Yankee stadium south.

5 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 10, 2012 1:47 am

Is it odd that Jeter winning the batting title has now become like my number two priority on the season?

6 monkeypants   ~  Sep 10, 2012 9:31 am

[5] Not really. For most of the season he's the only thing about the Yankees I have paid attention to. There's even a decent chance he could win the MVP---undeservedly, but that's the way these things go. I know that I would not complain.

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