Yankees Slug Past Orioles 11-10
The New York Yankees out-homered the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 in a wild Labor Day game at Yankee Stadium. The two clubs hit a total of seven home runs in the game with the biggest ones being Robinson Cano's grand slam and the first two of Jesus Montero's career. Freddy Garcia got roughed up in his start for the Yanks.
Was this just a bad outing for Garcia or a sign of things to come?
Plenty of power by the Yankees in this game as Mark Teixeira hit his 36th of the season, Robinson Cano hit his third grand slam in this season and the seventh in his career, and Jesus Montero smacked his first two homers of his young career. His first gave the Yankees the 9-8 lead and his second tacked on two more to make it 11-8. Mariano Rivera closed things out with this 38th save of the season. Rivera is now at 597 saves for his career. He needs 3 more for 600 saves.
While the offense power was outstanding for the Yankees on Labor Day, the pitching just wasn't there at all. Freddy Garcia lasted 2 and 2/3 innings giving up nine hits, seven runs, walking none and striking out one. While I believe this was just a bad start, Yankee fans have to be cautious since we are now late in the season and you have to begin to worry about strength and how much Garcia and Bartolo Colon have left in the tank. Hopefully the 6-man rotation will provide enough rest for the starters the rest of the way.