Sep 6, 2006


Thank God For Kansas City's Bullpen, or the Yanks would be looking at a possible sweep Wednesday.

10 runs in the 8th to take an 11-5 lead. Wang started, and had another average road outing. He pitched well until the 6th, when he allowed 2 runs and left the bases full for Brian Bruney who managed to induce an out. He really loves The Stadium: 2.76 era at home, 4.87 on the road.

Luke Hudson fooled the Yanks for 7 innings, where they scratched across just one run. He k'ed 10, the most by a KC pitcher in 5 years! He had a nice fastball and change-up, and has actually pitched well of late, having only 2 bad starts in his last 10.

The Yanks overcame another poor outing by Villone, who seems tired. The 10-run inning started with an opposite field 2-run shot by Posada, showing off his tremendous power - have you seen the size of his forearms?! Damon followed with a bases loaded single (he's an awesome hitter with the bases full, 1.445 ops!). After Jeter struck out, Abreu lined the first pitch he saw deep to center for a 2-run double. Cano capped the inning with a 3-run shot on a change-up - he hits the ball hard nearly every time.

Proctor came in... again, and pitched a scoreless 8th, even hitting 98 mph on the gun.

12-5 Yanks

3*: Abreu, 2-4, 2b, r, 4 rbi, bb, threw out a runner at home who was called safe
2: Cano, 4-5, 2b, HR, 2 r, 3 rbi, and some fine D
1: Posada, 3-5, HR, 2 r, 3 rbi
1: Damon, 2-5, 2 r, 2 rbi, bb

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