"We've got our big boy on the mound. You feel like you give him more than two runs you're going to win the ball game." --Nick Swisher
No doubt about it, CC Monster is our man, a true ace and when he's on, he's on. 8 innings of 5 hit 1 run ball. He showed no signs of fatigue today, he just went out there and chucked it. The best part was he was able to rest the bullpen by going 8 innings, plus, the offense was there today, refusing to be swept in Seattle. That's not a Series win, but it's a win non the less and I'll take it.
For CC, it was a win for the sixth straight time against Seattle. That makes him 8-1 in 11 starts at Safeco Field. Nice bro, nice.(Photo: Reuters)
Calling all Yankee fans, maybe, just maybe, Nick Swisher is working out of his slump...I'm not kidding. Swish cranked a homer today (his 3rd of the season) and we are all crossing our fingers that this is it, the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, just hopefully, Nick Swisher is back. Swisher hit the only homer today, the 79th for the Yankees this season, but more importantly, they kicked the crap out of Jason Vargas, who only lasted 3 innings. They scored 6 runs off of him today.
I know what your thinking..."What was your favorite hit today Casey?" Funny you should ask. For me, it has to be Andruw Jones in the 3rd inning. When he doubled to right field and A-Rod, Cano and Swisher scored, I knew we had the game in the bag. Say what you will about "over the hill" Andruw Jones, but I say he's just what the doctor ordered. You can see it in his eyes, he loves playing on the New York Yankees and he loves baseball. Jones is happy, and another player we picked up this winter is same way... that's Eric Chavez. Pickups like Jones and Chavez will prove to be brilliant moves by Brian Cashman. You wait and see.
Eduardo Nunez redeemed himself today hitting a triple and knocking in Jones in that same 3rd inning. It was good to see that happen because I've been riding him pretty hard. At this moment, he's in the back of my mind but that triple today was nice, no doubt.
Final Score today: Yankees 7 - Mariners 1. I liked today BYB freaks... my Yankees won. I'm drinking a Corona and writing this right now...damn, nothing's better.
Next stop, Oakland, 4:05pm game on Memorial Day... Nothing better than celebrating our Soldiers and America with family, friends and baseball.
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