Friday, April 27, 2012
Yankees 7, Tigers 6
Two wild pitches in the bottom of the ninth, 3-for-4 for A-Rod, two Yankee home runs (and nearly four), a 7-6 victory--and all in a Verlander start. Does Verlander not know how to pitch in Yankee Stadium, or did he miss his spots? Both A-Rod's and Martin's home runs were hit the same: righthanded hitters going the other way against a right-handed power pitcher. Does this team, one starting pitcher or two aside, seem set? Jeter, A-Rod, Tex, Cano, Granderson, Swisher, the catching platoon, the left field committee, the bench and the bullpen seem ready for the next five months. Derek Jeter, AL Player for April? Wild pitching a win home. Last year, those were the games the other guys won. 11-8.