Weather has been wreaking havoc on the Yankees the past few days in Cleveland, so it was good for them to get out of there and get back home. One positive thing the weather did do for them, however, was allow them to skip back to the top of their rotation for this weekend's series against division rival Baltimore. They sent CC Sabathia out last night for his first start against the O's since Game 5 of last year's ALDS and he was every bit as dominant as he was on that night as he continues to work himself into top pitching shape. I didn't watch, follow, or read a thing about this game so we're just skipping to the awards.
- Sabathia: 8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K. CC had it all working last night. He pounded the strike zone (74 out of 102 pitches), got 18 swinging strikes, and was in better command of his stuff than he was the last time out. Three starts so far this season, each one better than the last.
- Kevin Youkilis: 3-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB. Great night at the plate marred a bit by an error that led to 1 Baltimore run, but then redeemed by his participation in a 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 double play that ended the 8th inning.
- Ichiro: 0-4, 2 K, 1 LOB. Time to start hitting, dude, or methinks we're going to see some more of Brennan Boesch.
- Adam Jones: Really, dude?
(Courtesy of RAB)