CC Sabathia is deserving of the sort of acclaim that Yankee fans bestowed upon the great Ron Guidry. Unlike some high-profile starters who were more hype than actual value, CC has been the ‘real deal.’
Leadoff hitter Chris Heisey homered three times, getting Cincinnati’s slumping lineup going, and Johnny Cueto allowed only two hits in seven innings Wednesday night, leading the Reds to a 10-2 win and a doubleheader split with the Yankees.
Alex Rodriguez sat at a folding table in the middle of the Yankees’ clubhouse, watching video of right-hander Johnny Cueto’s delivery on a laptop. Turned out, he was doing some really advance scouting.
Journeyman Brian Gordon kept the Yankees close in a most unlikely start, then Brett Gardner hit a winning single in the 12th inning that sent New York past the Texas Rangers 3-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
For all the talk we’ve heard about the pitching depth the Yankees have in the minor leagues, how is it that they needed to pull a 32-year old rookie out of the Phillies minor league system to take Thursday’s start against the Rangers?
32-year-old journeyman Brian Gordon is set to make his debut appearance for the Yankees on Thursday. After spending fifteen seasons in the minors aside from three appearances for the Rangers in 2008, his climb back to the majors is an unbelievable story of determination and improbable circumstances.