New York Yankees 2012 regular season review – Part 65
After obtaining a fantastic 4-2 win in Match 2 of a three game clash, the New York Yankees had taken a major 2-0 cause against the Atlanta Braves. Administrator Joe Girardi wanted his men to proceed their brave form in the finale as well to complete their
second straight series sweep.
Showing excellent dedication, battling capabilities and psychological strength, Girardi’s men succeeded in a thrilling battle 3-2 in Match 3 to boost their winning streak to six games. With their win, the Yankees also enhanced their record to 37-25 and also
stated the top spot on the American League East Division rankings table.
Starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda put up another fine performance as he permitted just two run in six strong innings. With strikeouts at regular intervals, the Japanese starter expert kept Braves on the protecting for most part of the experience. Using his
fastball and slider mobile phones successfully, Kuroda got his 6th win of the season.
"I don't know if I'm getting comfortable in New York," Kuroda said through a translator. "I think it's one win at a time, one game at a time."
"This is what we saw in spring training," Girardi said. "This is what we saw last year and the scouts all saw. It's just consistency. You're starting to see the consistent velocity. You're starting to see the consistent slider, a better curveball. That leads
me to believe that he'll continue."
Relief pitchers Boone Logan and Cody Eppley kept pressure on the Braves as the mixed to throw up two scoreless innings. Nearer Rafael Soriano enhanced his popularity with another strong performance as he delivered the perfect 9th to help New York hold on
to a thin lead.
Slugger Alex Rodriguez provided New York with a decent starting as he gained an RBI single to centre in the first inning. Derek Jeter reached base safely to put Yankees on the board. Braves battled back nicely to claim 2-1 advantage in the fifth inning but
their effort proved to be in sufficient in the end as outfielder Curtis Granderson delivered the tie breaking run in the sixth.