Friday, August 3, 2012

Yankees Take Series Opener Against Mariners

Yankees vs Mariners Post Game Recap 8/3

The New York Yankees were able to pick up the 6-3 win to start the series with the Seattle Mariners behind a great start from ace C.C Sabathia.

C.C Sabathia was able to throw a complete game for the second time this year. In his 9 innings of work Sabathia allowed three hits, one walk, three runs, and had 10 strikeouts. This was also the first time in almost four months that Sabathia was throwing to Russell Martin instead of the normal Chris Stewart.

The Yankees lineup saw a different lead-off hitter on Friday, as Curtis Granderson batted one, and Jeter moved into the second spot. Granderson the Yankees homerun leader had a good day in his new spot going 1 for 3 with a walk, run scored, and two RBIs.

Eric Chavez had a solid game getting the start at third base going 2 for 4 including hitting his 10th homerun of the season a two-run shot in the 6th inning off Mariners starter Kevin Millwood.

Russell Martin getting a rare start with Sabathia on the hill made the most of it with a good day at the plate going 2 for 4 scoring two runs, and stealing his third base of the season.

Yankees will have a tough task ahead on Saturday, as they face one of the best pitchers in baseball in Felix Hernandez (9-7, 2.79) as he will face the Yankees Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 3.28).

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