You can’t deny that Chad Gaudin has been better than anyone could have hoped for. When Brian Cashman picked him up my thought was what the hell is he thinking this guy is a joke. Well truth be told this guy is for real. He has a mid 90’s fastball and throws strikes. Tonight was no different, Gaudin went 6.2 innings giving up one run on four hits and recording his second win as a Yankee. He threw 92 pitches 57 of them for strikes. He struck out five and only walked two along the way. Chad recorded the win in the Yankees 8-2 victory and certainly didn’t do anything to harm his chances of winning a spot on the playoff roster.
The Yankees went with what I like to call, the hangover from to much celebrating roster, but it didn’t matter the bench players on the Yankees are better than many teams starting line-ups including the light hitting Kansas City Royals.
Juan Miranda was the only Yankee without a hit as the bombers smashed out 12 of them. Robinson Cano had a huge night or should I say a huge season. After batting only ,271 with 14 home-runs and 72 RBI’s in 2008, Cano has crushed all of his those numbers this year and is currently batting .321 with 25 home runs,84 RBI’s and 202 hits. Robinson’s 7th inning grand slam although unnecessary put the nail in the Royals coffin at least for one day
Tomorrow the Yankees meet the Royals again as AJ Burnett (12-9) will face off against Anthony Lerew (0-1) . Lerew 26 has only seen 26 career innings and only 4 innings sense the Royals acquired him from the Braves.
The much anticipated Twins Tigers series will have to wait one more day to start after being rained out today. The Tigers hold a narrow 2 game lead gong into this series. The Twins have been red hot winning 8 of its last 10 games. The division winner will head to the Bronx to face the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs. The loser will head home to watch the playoffs on TV.
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