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Javier Vazquez was fantastic again

Jun 7, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT

Javier Vazquez headshot.jpgFor the second time in as many starts Javier Vazquez was on point: one hit over seven innings with nine strikeouts. More important than the line itself is the fact that he kept the Yankees in a game in which they were being shut down by Brandon League Morrow, helping the Bombers salvage their lost weekend in Toronto.

Vazquez is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in his past five starts and opposing hitters are
batting .171 against him over that time. He still has a ways to go to drag his stats out of the hole he dug for himself early in the season, but the Yankees appear to have finally gotten the starter they thought they were trading for over the winter.

  1. yossarian - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Brandon Morrow did the dealing here.
    Brandon League is who he was swapped for in the offseason.

  2. Old Gator - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    And can Oliver Perez be far behind?

  3. Old Gator - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Help the general manager!
    I am the general manager. I’m OK.
    Then help him! Help him!

  4. Paul Martin - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Brandon Morrow was the real story in the game. He outpitched the Yankee starter (old what’s his name). With the emergence of Morrow, the Jays have 3 young studs (Romero, Cecil and Morrow) with Drabek pitching well in the minors.

  5. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Hopefully that HR/FB ratio starts to come down, it’s at an almost career high of 15% which isn’t good considering he’s giving up almost 46% flyball outs. Being prone to the longball almost cost them yesterday, but luckily Gaston pulled some bonehead plays to let the yanks back in it.

  6. YankeesfanLen - Jun 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Another good part of this resurgence is that his next 3 starts, or maybe 4 with creative rotation scheduling, will be against NL teams.
    I don’t have an answer, suggestion, or a snide aside to make about it but Teixera is our biggest problem right now. We always have enough trouble with RISP then he comes up and really gums up the works. Finally have Swisher in the 2 hole where he belongs then….Clunk.

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