BOBBY ABREU stars in THE RETURN OF GODZILLA

Tampa Bay vs New York       September 13, 2006

            Yankee Stadium    Bronx New York

Bobby Abreu had a career game last night at Yankee Stadium.

Abreu went 2 for 3 with 7 RBIS, 6 of witch came in the first inning. This overshadowed Hideki Matsui’s return to the Yankee lineup. Matsui who had been on the DL since May 11th, had a triumphant return going 4 for 4 at the plate. The Yankees would get all the runs they would in the first inning. New York sent 13 men to the plate, scored 9 runs had 7 hits and stole 2 bases all in the 1st. DRay starter Tim Corcoran lasted only 1/3 of an inning.

HIGHLIGHTS

BOTTOM 1

    – Abreu hits 3 run homer

    -Matsui hits bloop single in first at bat

    – Abreu clears bases with 3 run double

TOP 2

    – Abreu makes sliding catch off Ty Wiggington

BOTTOM 3

    – Matsui singles to right, his second hit in a row

    – Delmon Young makes great catch at the wall, and shows off his cannon like arm.

TOP 9

    – Tampa Bay puts together 4 run inning, too little, too late however.

Starting pitcher Mike Mussina cruises to the victory. He improves his record to 14 and 6. On this night he would go 61/3 innings, allow 5 hits, 0 ER, and struck out 5.

NUTSHELL

    – Yankees kickoff 7 game homestand with 12-4 victory.

    – Derek Jeter extends 21 game hitting streak. No offical at bats this night, as he walked 3 times and was hit by a pitch.

    – Mussina able to stay focused, as he gets big time run support.

    -Same old story for Tampa Bay. Their horrible pitching continues, this will have them in  Al East basement for some time to come. Tampa does have talent, Baldelli, Crawford, and Delmon Young, but their pitching staff needs a complete overhaul and soon.

    – Yankees appear to be firing on all cylinders at just the right time. 

   Tonights matchup        Jason Hammel vs Corey Lidle

El PREDICTOR says  New York 5  Tampa Bay 3

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