Behind an absolute 7-inning, one-hit gem from CC Sabathia, the Yankees reduced their magic number for winning the AL East to one. One more Yankee win or Red Sox loss and the Yankees will be your 2009 AL East champions.
The pitching from Sabathia today should be the story, even more than the Yankees inability to hit with runners in scoring position, as this is the type of pitching the Yankees hope for–and even expect–from Sabathia in the postseason.
What’s more, is that CC pitched most of the game while still scoreless. The Yankees simply refused to score with any runners on base (until the bottom of the eighth), getting their offense instead from a Robinson Canó lead off home run in the sixth.
The Yankees again ran against Boston, this time running against Victor Martinez instead of Jason Varitek. If defense–including catching–wins championships, then the Red Sox have some issues. The Yankees, with Damon in left, aren’t perfect, but even Jorge Posada throws out more runners than the Varitek-Martinez tandem.
After a swing that saw the Yankees drop a series to the Mariners and lose the first of three to the Angels, the Yankees have now won four straight and are a virtual lock for the division.
Right now the Yankees’ biggest concern is whether Andy Pettitte or AJ Burnett gets the ball in game two.
That’s not a bad problem to have.
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