NYY 5, Tampa Bay 3

May 11, 2012 – 9:54 am

At last, a good solid win all around. CC was in complete control, striking out 10 and going eight innings without an earned run. The 3-4 hitters went 5-for-8 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. And five other batters chipped in for 3 more runs, all this off David Price (5-1, 2.35 coming in to the game). As A-Rod said a couple of days ago, it’s time for the Yankee power offense to stop tipping their hats to opposing pitchers. Hopefully last night was the start of that process.

Eduardo Nunez is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Two more errors last night cost the Yankees two runs and possibly a complete game shutout for CC. At the current rate that Girardi is using him to give off-days to Jeter and A-Rod, Nunez is going to be in the field for 100+ games. Last night CC and the offense were able to overcome his defensive lapses, but you have to worry just how many games over the long run he could cost them. And it’s a shame that he can’t field a lick, as he continues to show he can hit decently (.294 BA, .356 OBP), plus at times I think he might be a bigger threat on the bases than Brett Gardner. But I just don’t see how they can continue to put him out there in the field. Something has to be done.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Rays 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 2 10 1
Yankees 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 X 5 11 2 6 3
WP: C. Sabathia (5-0)   LP: D. Price (5-2)   S: R. Soriano (1)
QS: NYY – C. Sabathia (8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – R. Cano, C. Granderson, TB– None
LOB: NYY 8, TB 7   RISP: NYY 3-for-9, TB 2-for-11

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