Looking to close it out Sunday
As John Sterling once said, “All good things come to an end.” And so it went for the Yankees’ eight-game winning streak here at Yankee Stadium, though it didn’t seem to spoil the Team Picnic festivities after the game.
Andy Pettitte’s strong six inning start transformed into a loss, Alfredo Aceves turned in a rare rough relief appearance and the Yankees were essentially mystified by the sneaky Gio Gonzalez, who carried a 9.33 ERA into the game. Derek Jeter was right – that’s why you don’t play the games on paper to see what happens.
The Yankees can still wrap up a very strong homestand on Sunday, sending out Sergio Mitre to face Dallas Braden. That would give the Yankees a 9-1 homestand, something that would be awfully nice for them to pack into the carry-on luggage and take on the three-city trip to play Tampa Bay, Chicago and Toronto.