C.C. Sabathia is pretty good. We only managed 3 hits off him. Travis Snider had 2, the home run that got us our only run and a single and Vernon Wells had a single. That was it for offense.
Kyle Drabek pitched pretty well but can't see to get any luck. He went 6, allowed 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 earned striking out 4. One of the runs scored on a fielder's choice. EE threw home with Brett Gardner coming home. The throw was there in time, the tag was close, but we didn't get the call. That brought out Cito to argue for the first time tonight. The Yankees got 3 more runs off our bullpen.
No Jay of the Day today. Travis Snider came closest at .068 WPA. Lyle Overbay had Suckage numbers (-.096) but he started 3 doubles plays so I can't give him the award. He had a great day in the field.
Cito, on the day before his appreciation day, got thrown out when he argued an runner interference call. J.P. Arencibia (getting a chance to play because we were facing another Cy Young candidate) run just inside the line, trying to beat out a roller. I hate that call. The first base bag is inside the line so the player has to come inside the line. Cito argued for a bit, then started walking away but said something over his should and was ejected and then the argument started up again. I'd love to know what he said.
John Buck had a really tough time handling Drabek's curve ball. Drabek had 2 'wild pitches', one on strike 3 that along with a Buck throwing error allowed Curtis Granderson to reach 2nd.
Travis' home run was the Jay's 244th of the season tying the franchise record.
The Yankees win clinched a playoff spot for them. I'll cheer later.
Tomorrow Brett Cecil goes against Andy Pettitte in Cito's last home game of his managerial career.