Melky Hits for Cycle, As Yanks Salvage the Last Game of the Series

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Melky Hits for Cycle, As Yanks Salvage the Last Game of the Series
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(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

The story of today’s game is Melky Cabrera. He is the first Yankee to hit for the cycle since Tony Fernandez did it on Sept. 3, 1995. Melky is the 15th Yankee to hit for the cycle in the team’s  history.

C.C. Sabathia didn’t have very good stuff today, but he gave them innings. His pitching was: W, 7IP 10H 5R 5ER 0BB 5K. Phil Hughes recorded 2 outs in the 8th inning, and Girardi gave the ball to Mariano to record the last 4 outs of the game. Mo nailed down his 30th save of the season with no problems at all.

The Yankees offense collected 15 hits, drew 6 walks, and knocked in 8 runs. Derek Jeter went 2-for-6 with an RBI. Nick Swisher went 2-for-3 on the game, picking up 2 walks and two runs. Melky Cabrera hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5, with 3 runs and 4RBI’s.

Jerry Hairston Jr. has been playing great baseball since he joined the Yankees. He went 2-for-3 in today’s game and picked up an RBI. (3-for-6 with a R and 2RBI’s since joining the club)

August 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9     R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 1   8 15 0
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 11 0

 

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 .322
Damon, LF 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 .276
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .282
Rodriguez, A, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .261
Swisher, RF 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 .241
Cano, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 7 .304
Cabrera, Me, CF 5 3 4 4 0 0 3 .292
Hairston, J, 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .259
  a-Matsui, H, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
  1-Ransom, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Molina, J, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .254
  b-Posada, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
Totals 40 8 15 8 6 6 25  
a-Intentionally walked for Hairston, J in the 9th. b-Struck out for Molina, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Matsui, H in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Cabrera, Me (19, Buehrle).
3B: Cabrera, Me (1, Linebrink).
HR: Cabrera, Me (10, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Damon; Teixeira; Rodriguez, A; Swisher 2; Cano; Cabrera, Me 10; Hairston, J 2; Molina, J.
RBI: Cabrera, Me 4 (40), Molina, J (7), Damon (59), Hairston, J (29), Jeter (44).
2-out RBI: Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Jeter; Cabrera, Me 2; Swisher; Damon.
S: Hairston, J.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.BASERUNNING
SB: Teixeira (2, 2nd base off Linebrink/Castro, R).FIELDING
Outfield assists: Damon (Quentin at 2nd base).
DP: Hairston, J-Cano-Teixeira).
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 11-7) 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 3.95
Hughes, P (H, 9) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.43
Rivera, Ma (S, 30) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.01

Final Score: NY Yankees 8, Chi White Sox 5

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