In the offseason, many baseball experts rolled their eyes when the New York Yankees spent their millions upon millions of dollars to bring in a number of free agents. The Yankees were just wasting more millions on players they didn’t really need, right?
Nope. Not this time, at least.
The Yankees have to be thrilled with what their money was able to buy them in the offseason. Even though C.C. Sabathia lost Game 1 of the World Series, he was fantastic in his first three postseason start. Plus, there will likely be plenty of time in this World Series for Sabathia to bounce back.
Mark Teixeira earned many of his millions in Game 2. With the Yankees down 1-0 in Game 2 against the Philadelphia Phillies and staring at an 0-2 deficit in the World Series, Teixeira hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to tie the game. His homer seemed to lower the pressure and allow the Yankees to swing with more confidence.
On the mound in Game 2, A.J. Burnett was tremendous. He went seven innings while giving up only one earned run and striking out nine batters. If Burnett gets another start, the Yankees will be confident in his ability to deliver a win.