NYY 5, Tampa Bay 0

September 21, 2011 – 10:14 am

The Yankees are now in the final ten game stretch of the regular season, so we’re getting pretty close to what you see is what you are going to get come post-season. And after Tuesday’s 7.2 inning shutout gem by Ivan Nova you have to believe that Nova is the solid number two starter for the post-season, no? And after two straight A.J. meltdowns, he’s certainly out of the post-season rotation, right? So basically we’re now left with Hughes, Colon, and Garcia competing for the last two spots.

And offensively, things seem to be picking up some with back-to-back 14+ hit games. Yeah, the run production hasn’t been quite what it should have been, but that’s what happens when you leave 12 and 18 men on base. But overall, hitting with RISP hasn’t been that bad — 8-for-33, an average of .242. So I can’t see that’s anything to worry about, just some not-so-good-luck is all. Overall things seem to be headed in the right direction. Just need to keep things going that way over the last nine games!

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Rays 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 4
Yankees 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 14 0 8 8
WP: I. Nova (16-4)   LP: W. Davis (10-10)
QS: NYY – I. Nova (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – None, TB – None
LOB: NYY 18, TB 9   RISP: NYY 5-for-20, TB 0-for-6

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