Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yankees Fight Back To Beat Orioles 5-3 [David Stefanini]

Joba Chamberlin looked like he was on his way to his second loss of the season, but Johnny Damon hit a three-run home run in the top of the 7th inning to give the Yankees a 5-3 victory. Joba pitched 6 innings while giving up three runs and striking out five. The Yankees offense once again looked out of sink, but found a way to win the game.

Everyone in Yankee world needs to relax a little bit a take a deep breath. The weather is starting to warm up which means C. C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira are going to start producing like they usually do. The fans at the Stadium who are booing these guys when they go out on the field have every right to do so. However, it is important to note that both of these players are slow starters who produce better results as the season goes on. Sabathia pitched a gem his last start, and Tex belted his 7th home run of the season.

The most important thing to take out of this game is how Mariano Rivera pitched. We all know the bullpen is going to be an achilles heel of this team all season long, but what non of us expect is Mo' to continue to struggle. Everytime his name is mentioned on WFAN or ESPN radio, I hear questions about is this the year he finally begins to break down? I think he is not from this planet and he will continue to get better with age, so to see him go out and not give up a hit is a very good sign to all Yankee fans that Mo' is ok. Once he gets back to being himself he'll likely stay that way for the rest of the season.

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