Friday, May 8, 2009

Life After Death

I honestly can't remember the last time a Yankees pitcher threw a complete game shutout. Maybe Mussina did it a couple times. Anyway, Sabathia finally did exactly what the Yankees signed him for. He ended a far to long losing streak with an absolutely dominating performance and gave the bullpen a desperately needed rest. He was in command the entire game and only walked one while striking out eight. And of course, Alex Rodriguez had to steal the show. In his first at bat back he crushed a ball for a home run to left-field. That gave the Yankees three runs, which was all they needed. Other than that nobody really seemed to stand out, other than the fact that Swisher was definitely not picked off and congratulations to Fransisco Cervelli on a good first game.