Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Yankees Win Possible Playoff Preview

Game date- 5/29/06

Yankees- 4, Tigers- 0

W- Johnson (7-4)
L- Bonderman (5-4)

Yankee rightfielder, Gary Sheffield, makes a leaping catch during Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 1-5 ( 1B, R)
SS- Jeter, 0-3 ( RBI- ground out)
RF- Sheffield, 1-4 (1B, R, BB)
1B- Giambi, 0-3 ( BB, R)
3B- Rodriguez, 1-4 (1B, RBI)
C- Posada, 2-4 (1B, 1B, RBI)
2B- Cano, 3-4 (1B, 1B, 2B)
DH- Long, 0-3 ( BB, R)
LF- Cabrera, 1-4 (1B, R)

Other Yankee Batters:

1B- Phillips, 0-1
SS- Cairo, 1-2 (2B)

Yankee Pitchers:

Johnson- 2H, 3BB, 4K, 6IP
Villone- K, 2IP
Farnsworth- K, IP


Randy Johnson finally stepped up and pitched like a dominant ace. He gave up only two hits and 3 walks over six brilliant innings of work. The New York bullpen was just a dominant, shutting the Tigers down through the final three innings.

Jorge Posada was back in the lineup, after spending a few days recovering from a leg injury. He went 2 for 4, driving in a run. Robinson Cano had a season-high, three hits today, while Gary Sheffield made his first start in right field since the first week of May.


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