Yankees Win Subway Series Part One
On Sunday the Yankees defeated the mets 9-3 at Yankee Stadium. Yankees got six and two thirds innings from their starter, Ivan Nova, to keep them in the game down three to one.
So what made this victory more significant than the win itself?
Yankees were once again struggling with runners in scoring position in the beginning of the game. At one point the Yankees were 0-12 with runners in scoring position. That all changed in the 7th inning when the Yankees finally broke out with EIGHT runs, and the surprise is that NONE of those eight runs were scored via the home run. Jeter hit a 2-run single to give tie the game at 3. A-Rod then hit a slow roller up the third base line to give the Yankees the lead for good at 4-3. Robinson Cano followed-up with a base hit of his own to make it 5-3. From there Gardner had a 2-run double down the left field line to make it 7-3, and finally Chris Dickerson dropped in a hit to drive in two more to make it the final of 9-3.
There has been some controversy lately in 'Yankeeland' as the Yankees had been producing the majority of their runs via the home run. After yesterday's win, just over 52% of their runs scored came from a home run. With Sunday's victory, that statistic should drop but still, the dependence on the home run is still a slight concern. But Joe Girardi before Sunday's game commented on a question regarding the number of home runs being hit saying "A home run is still a hit."
The Yankees face the Blue Jays at the stadium before traveling to the west coast to visit Seattle, Oakland, and Anaheim.