Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rays @ Yankees 5/8/12


Raul Ibanez hits a 2 run home run with two strikes and two outs to strike first in this pitchers duel. It is raining like crazy and Nova, with that strike out, makes the game OFFICIAL!

Curtis, Im Not A Home Run Hitter, Granderson hit his 10th home run to give the Yanks a 3-0 lead.

Nova surrended a home run to Jose Molina to allow his first run in the 6th to make it 3-1 Yanks. Nova through 6 IP with just 1 ER.

Luke Scott with a solo homer to make it 3-2. Nova, with a ton of help from Swisher defensively , gets out of big trouble in the 7th.

Ibanez hits his 2nd homer of the game in the bottom of the 7th to give the Yankees some insurance, 4-2 Yanks. 

Mark Teixeira added an rbi double to make it 5-3 and David Robertson, after working his way into trouble, recorded his first save of the season.

Yankees win 5-3
All I Wanna Do Is Win!

Tonight the Yankees will hos the Rays in game 1 of a three game set at the Stadium. Tonight for the Yankees on the mound is Ivan Nova who lost his last start for the first time in eleven months. On the mound for the shifting Rays is James Shields who bolsters a perfect 5-0 record.

There is a lot of rain in the forecast tonight and some nasty clouds above the stadium right now so we will see if the Yanks can get this one in or not.

Here is tonight's lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez LF 

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