The Yankees couldn’t take advantage of the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, but thanks to quality pitching by CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova, the Yankees were able to take the first two games with the San Francisco Giants in dominance. Ivan Nova threw his second shutout of the season, powered by offense as the Yankees won 6-0.
The Yankees worked the bases loaded in the third inning with no one out, and were able to bring all three runners home with timely offensive. Eduardo Nunez had a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Alfonso Soriano dealt the final blow, hitting a solo shot in the sixth inning. Soriano is the fifth player in baseball history to have at least 50 RBI’s with two clubs (New York Yankees & Chicago Cubs) in the same year.
– If you are going to the Yankees game tomorrow, be in your seats at 12:30 p.m. Gates will open at 11:00 a.m. but Monument Park will be closed.
– Mariano Rivera had this to say about tomorrow’s ceremony: “This is not forever. The time will come, and that time has arrived. You have to embrace it and move on.” Andy Pettitte (who is also retiring after this season), will start the game for the Yankees.
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