Yankees Notes: Mariano, Granderson, A-Rod, Torre

Curtis Granderson hit another 10th inning home run and Mariano Rivera escaped a bases loaded nobody-out jam as the Yankees won 6-5 in 10 innings last night. You can read about it here.

Here are some notes:

  • Both Boston and Tampa Bay lost last night so the Yankees increased their 1st place lead to 2.5 games.
  • Rivera allowed a 10th inning hit to Stephen Drew. He kept 24 consecutive batters off the bases before that, a career high.
  • In Mo’s last 12 appearances he’s allowed 3 hits, 3 walks, and has a 0.00 ERA.
  • C-Grand also won a game on April 7th against Boston with a 10th inning home run.
  • Up next is Joe Torre, Don Mattingly, and the Dodgers.
  • Torre expects the upcoming games to be “weird” for him.
  • Alex Rodriguez, who did not get along with Torre, refused to answer questions about facing his former skipper.

The Yankees have an off-day today and then they go to Hollywood with CC Sabathia on the mound to start it off. To me, the key to that series is AJ Burnett. He’s been very bad lately. If he can turn himself around the Yankees should take that series.

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