Rodriguez Puts on a Show As Yanks Finish Up the Regular Season

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Rodriguez Puts on a Show As Yanks Finish Up the Regular Season
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(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

The Yankees finally wrapped up the regular season today, as they stomped all over the Tampa Rays and won the game 10-2.  A.J. Burnett pitched well in his final tune-up before the postseason. His pitching line was: W, 7H 2R 1ER 1BB 3K. His record improved to (13-9) on the season.

Joba Chamberlain looked like his old self out of the bullpen. Radar guns at the stadium had him at 95mph on the gun. He pitched one scoreless inning and struck out a batter.

Alex Rodriguez set an AL mark with 7RBI’s in a single inning. He hit a 3-run homer and a grand slam. He needed exactly 7RBI’s to reach the 100 mark, and he got exactly that. He also needed 2HR’s to reach the 30 home run mark, and he reached that as well. Fernando Tatis is the only other Major Leaguer to have seven or more RBIs, who hit two grand slams as a member of the Cardinals back in 1999.

During this game, the Yankees also set a club record with 243 home runs. The record was 242, which was previously owned by 2004 Yankees. This was the ball club’s 103rd win of the season.

October 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9     R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0   10 12 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 2

 

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .334
  Hairston, J, SS-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .251
Damon, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .282
  2-Gardner, PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .270
Teixeira, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .292
  3-Miranda, PR-1B 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 2 3 7 0 0 1 .286
  Hinske, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242
Matsui, H, DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274
  1-Guzman, F, PR-DH-LF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .249
  4-Duncan, S, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .320
  Pena, R, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .274
  Coke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hughes, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cervelli, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298
  Rivera, Ma, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Molina, J, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .217
Totals 40 10 12 9 3 8 21  
a-Flied out for Hughes, P in the 9th.
1-Ran for Matsui, H in the 6th. 2-Ran for Damon in the 6th. 3-Ran for Teixeira in the 6th. 4-Ran for Swisher in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Damon 2 (36, Davis, W, Sonnanstine), Molina, J (4, Thayer, D), Swisher (35, Bennett).
HR: Rodriguez, A 2 (30, 6th inning off Davis, W, 2 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Sonnanstine, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Hairston, J; Damon 4; Rodriguez, A 9; Matsui, H; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me; Molina, J 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, A 7 (100), Damon 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Damon 2; Rodriguez, A 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Hinske; Cervelli.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Guzman, F (4, 2nd base off Davis, W/Zaun).FIELDING
PB: Molina, J (3).

 

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, A (W, 13-9) 5.0 7 2 1 1 3 1 4.04
Robertson, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.30
Chamberlain 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.75
Coke 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Hughes, P 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.03
Rivera, Ma 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.76

Final Score: NY Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2

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