Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yankees Win in Ichiros Debut

Yankees vs Mariners Post Game Recap 7/23

The New York Yankees were able to snap their 4 game losing streak after being swept by the Oakland Athletics by beating the Mariners 4-1

Hiroki Kuroda was great in picking up his 10th win of the season going seven innings allowing three hits, one walk, one run, and struckout nine batters.

Yankees closer Rafael Soriano was able to get right back on track a day after blowing his second save of the season, Soriano put the Mariners down in order to earn his 25th save of the season.

The big news before the game was the trade between the two teams that sent Ichiro to the Yankees for two prospects. Ichiro was batting 8th and wearing the number 31 for the Yankees, and wasted little time getting his 1st hit in pinstripes in his first at bat. Ichiro stole second right after the hit for his 16th stolen base of the season as he went 1 for 4 in his Yankee debut.

Former Mariner Alex Rodriguez was able to show off his power that landed him a big contract against his former team. Rodriguez went 2 for 4 hitting his 14th double of the season, and his 15th homerun.

Mark Teixeira was able to tack on to his team lead in RBIs with a double in the 4th inning for his 66th of the season, as Mark had a great night at the plate going 3 for 4 with two doubles.

Curtis Granderson was the odd man out in the Yankee lineup as he was the only starter who was unable to get a hit off Mariner pitching going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

Former Yankee Jesus Montero who was traded for Michael Pineda didn’t fair very well in the series opener going 0 for 4 with a strikeout, and grounded into a double play.

Mariners will see another familiar face on Tuesday night as Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37) will be on the mound for the Yankees against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (5-8, 2.82).

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