The New York Yankees on August 25th, 2011 set a MLB record with 3 grand slams in a game. Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Robinson Cano hit the blasts. Wow.
Derek Jeter collected his 3000th hit of his career on Saturday July 9th, 2011. The hit was a homerun off of David price. He became the 2nd player to have number 3000 be a homerun. He is the first Yankees player to achieve 3000 hits. He also became the 2nd player to get 5 hits in a game in which he collected the 3000th hit. He also drove in what would be the game winning run in the 8th inning. Unbelievable day for him. One of the few greats left to play the game whose name is synonymous with greatness.
Tough luck, CC. CC Sabathia is leading the majors in wins. He has a 12-4 record, 2.90 ERA, 117 K over 136.2 IP…. and he is not on the all star team. Those are some pretty gaudy numbers for someone who isn’t “all star” caliber.
Alex Rodriguez since joining the Yankees has made 17 errors vs the Red Sox…. that is 7 more than he has committed against any other single team. Can you say crumbles under pressure?
Mariano Rivera completed his first save of the season today, becoming the oldest Yankee to record one. This guy seems ageless.