Yankees Game Recap: Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

The Yankees have just lost the first game of a three-game set to the Blue Jays, 3-2. Here are my thoughts:

Granderson’s AB

One of the turning points in the game was a questionable strikeout call on Curtis Granderson in the top of the ninth inning. The graph shows it wasn’t that close, it was way out of the strike-zone.

Jeter in the clutch

One of the biggest arguments for Derek Jeter is that he is great in the clutch, and one of the biggest arguments against Alex Rodriguez is that he is horrible in the clutch. Well, Jeter’s clutch rating this season is a horrible 0.27, and Rodriguez’s is 0.75. That was made evident by Jeter’s high leverage pop-out in the top of the ninth inning to end the game.

Gardner’s arm

A huge play in the game was when Brett Gardner threw out a runner at the plate after the bases were loaded with nobody out. He saved a run and created a double play, stopping a dismal inning. That was his 10th outfield assist of the season, the second best in the league. For a guy that was once criticized for his bad arm, Gardner is putting up some great numbers.

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