- Stack the Righties: Righties are hitting .355 off Tillman this year.
- Swing Early (Again): Opposing hitters are batting .429 on the first pitch Tillman throws.
- Don’t Give Up: Batters are hitting ..367 off Tillman with 2 outs.
- Be Patient: After Tillman throws his 51st pitch of the game, batters are hitting .337 off him. So, for the Yankees, take as many pitches as you can to get Tillman to that 51 mark as soon as possible.
Big top half of the ninth blows game open.
|D Jeter SS||4||0||1||0||2||1||28||0.333||.399|
|J Damon DH||5||0||1||0||1||2||28||0.288||.368|
|M Teixeira 1B||4||1||0||0||2||2||30||0.281||.380|
|A Rodriguez 3B||5||0||1||1||0||2||17||0.269||.400|
|J Posada C||4||3||2||3||1||1||23||0.28||.357|
|R Cano 2B||4||2||3||2||1||0||12||0.32||.350|
|N Swisher LF-RF||5||1||1||2||0||2||17||0.248||.368|
|E Hinske RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||15||0.241||.323|
|J Hairston Jr. LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||0.286||.392|
|M Cabrera CF||4||1||2||0||1||1||20||0.273||.333|
* The Starter
A.J. Burnett: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR
* Wrap Up
Yankees now go 36 games over .500, the most since 2000. Burnett has been pretty horrible lately and is going to need to get on track. Boston beat Tampa, but who cares. If the Yanks keep winning, it wont matter anymore. The Yankees maintain their 6.5 game lead in the east.
* Coming Up Next
Sabathia (15-7, 3.56) vs. Berken (4-11, 6.33)
Hairston boots Pettittes perfect game, Yanks still get it done.