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September 7, 2006

Yankees Magic Number Now 15 After Series Win in Kansas City

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 2006 Season

It’d be nice to clinch things up sooner rather then later.  At this point, I can see the Yankees having the AL East in hand sometime near the end of next week.  And I’m giving the Red Sox some credit here.

The Yankees scored ten runs in the eighth inning on Monday.  Oddly, the Yankees struck out 12 times despite racking up twelve runs on seventeen hits.  I know there’s always 27 outs to make and any of them can be strikeouts, but I found it odd.  Bobby Abreu drove in four runs and Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano both drive in three runs in the 12-5 win.

I’m not sure what happened on Tuesday.  Jorge De La Rosa and Todd Wellemeyer combined for a nine hit shutout and the Royals knocked around Mike Mussina in his return.  It wasn’t a horrible start for Moose, but it wasn’t anything spectacular.  Maybe he was just rusty.

The Yankees wrapped up the series behind Randy Johnson’s 16 wins.  As rough of a season as he had, it’s hard to believe he’s still got a shot to win 20.  Johnson threw seven shutout innings and he struck out eight.  Jorge Posada had a monster game.  He homered twice and drove in six runs in the 8-3 win.

Next up is four against the Orioles.  Double yawn.

One Response to “Yankees Magic Number Now 15 After Series Win in Kansas City”

  1. Strange news of Japan Says:

    It is a bunt and a home run…

    It is an animation of the baseball game software which is the most popular in Japan.This is not realistic. However, since it was made the on-the-spot photo evening, please have a look….

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