Opening Day Belongs To The Yankees
The Bombers take their home opener against the Detroit Tigers by a score of 6-3 thanks to a big homer by Curtis Granderson.
I had been counting down the days until March 31st since January, and finally opening day at one of my favorite places on Earth, Yankee Stadium. Now the Yankees didn’t have such a great Spring Training down in Tampa, but you would have never known it today. They open the Stadium with a 6-3 win over Detroit.
CC Sabathia was on the mound and started off terrific. Mark Teixeira blasted a 3 run homer early on to give Sabathia a bit of a cushion but the big guy ran into trouble. The 4th and 5th inning were a little shaky for him and he ran into trouble against a very strong Detroit lineup. Enter Joba Chamberlain. He came in the 6th and held the Tigers and that’s when the Yankees reclaimed the lead.
Curtis Granderson stepped up to bat in the 7th inning and knocked one out of the park to but the Yanks up 4-3. This was huge for Granderson who had already made some terrific plays in Center field early on. He had a great opening day, and the best part is, they weren’t even sure he was going to be able to play today. I think all of us Yankee fans were glad that he did. A-Rod and Nick Swisher also had big contributions at the plate in the late innings. Mariano Rivera even came in to grab his first save of the season.
So the Bombers start off the season on the right track thanks to some good pitching and some great at bats. Yankees take on the Tigers again on Saturday.
For you met fans, they open up their season tomorrow night in Florida taking on the Marlins, 7:10pm start time. Red Sox fans will also see their team starting on the road. Sox play in Texas tomorrow against the defending AL Champion Rangers 4pm and that game will be on ESPN.