The Yankees are showing life. Last night's 13-2 win was their third straight. Another step in the right direction.
Andy Pettitte picked up the win, after going over a month without one. He got support from an offense that is starting to wake up. The Yanks sent 13 men to the plate in the bottom of the 5th inning scoring 8 times.
"This game may have been a turning point," Hideki Matsui said last night after the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 13-2 before a crowd of 52,005 at the Stadium. "We are starting to play well."
This win marks the fourth time the Yanks have beat up on the Mariners this season, all this month and all at Yankee Stadium.
I am liking what I see from the Bombers as of late. Since the debacle on Tuesday night against the Orioles, the Yanks have answered back and answered in a big way. It's no coincidence that since A-Rod's return the Yankees are 3-1. He was deeply missed in the lineup and it shows.
"I think Alex helps everybody, no matter where they are in the lineup," hitting coach Kevin Long said. "When he's around, everything falls into place much easier for us. We're not so dependent on left-handed hitters. We're just a harder team to pitch to, which is what we thought we had in spring training."
The offense got the best of Seattle ace Erik Bedard, a lefty. It was nice to see Shelley Duncan finally get a big hit with his three-run homerun last night. It's also nice to see the Yanks playing with consistency. Solid pitching and an offense that hits can do wonders. With the Mariners in town for two more you have to like the Yankees chance of winning the series. The weather is warming up and so are the New York Yankees.