NYY 3, Atlanta 0

June 12, 2012 – 9:15 am

This is becoming the trademark win for the Yankees this year — great starting pitching, even better pitching from the bullpen, excellent defense, all combined with rather mediocre hitting overall and absolutely pathetic hitting with RISP. This game had it all. Ivan Nova getting 7 shutout innings with the bullpen completing the shutout with 2 perfect innings. The defense (which happens to lead the league in errors (24) and fielding pct (.989)) was a big part of that shutout, as Nick Swisher robbed Brian McCann of what appeared to be a 2-run homer in the fourth. And then there was the offense, scoring one run in each of the first three innings and then quietly going to sleep for the rest of the game. And of course, ending with a woeful 1-for-8 with RISP, also with the mandatory 0-fer with the bases loaded, naturally one of those being a GIDP.

Pitching and defense win titles, so you got to like the direction the team is heading in right now. And hey, look at the bright side — the offense is so pathetic, it’s comical. It’s like watching a Three Stooges movie, only with three times as many stooges!

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 9 7
Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 9 1
WP: I. Nova (8-2)   LP: R. Delgado (4-6)
QS: NYY – I. Nova (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – R. Ibanez, ATL– None
LOB: NYY 11, ATL 4   RISP: NYY 1-for-8, ATL 0-for-1

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